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The CIA closed its original 'black site' years ago. But its legacy of torture lives on in Thailand

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The CIA closed its original 'black site' years ago. But its legacy of torture lives on in Thailand

By SHASHANK BENGALI and CHRIS MEGERIAN

BANGKOK, THAILAND

 

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In February 2015, security forces in southern Thailand hauled in a 26-year-old Muslim man and demanded he confess to participating in a violent separatist insurgency. Officers tied him to a chair, covered his face with a shirt and poured water into his mouth until he choked.

 

It was one of dozens of torture cases documented by human rights groups in which Thais have been subjected to mock executions, held in painful “stress positions,” deprived of sleep or waterboarded. The methods were introduced here in 2002 — by the CIA.

 

Thailand was home to the agency’s first secret prison, or “black site,” after the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. There, American officers repeatedly waterboarded at least two high-profiledetainees, part of the so-called enhanced interrogation techniques that much of the world would later describe as torture.

 

Full story: http://www.latimes.com/world/asia/la-fg-thailand-cia-haspel-2018-htmlstory.html

 

-- Los Angeles Times 2018-04-23

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2 hours ago, stephen tracy said:

Education visas

Today they would be called attitude adjustment visas. 

 

My friend's cousin was visiting Thailand, but when she got to her hotel she realized she had not go through immigration.  The bus dropped her off at the domestic terminal.   Pretty sure there was spook terminal with its own Starbucks and Somtam stand.

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11 minutes ago, BuaBS said:

Which Thai government allowed the cia to have black sites in Thailand from 2002 on ? And allowed it to torture on Thai soil ?

Thaksin : in office from 9 February 2001 to 19 September 2006.

The question is whether Taksin actually know about it before, during or only after it happened?

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DPM Prawit denies the existence of CIA’s secret prison in Thailand

March 15, 2018.

 

 

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Comey's "book", (Trump expose!) goes into great detail about what is considered "ethical" torture by the USA, it is quite disgusting, even he disagrees strongly with it & for a man with as few principles as he has that says a lot!

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4 hours ago, jimmyyy said:

first one was not here, it appears the author of this article knows less about interrogation centers than Winnie the poo. 

Youare right about this author and his lack of knowledge.Also you don't have to choke a man with the water,one must only turn a person in the inverted position,cover their face with a water soaked cloth with water running over their face to simulate drowning.By the way,many of the people performing this operation have gone under this also so as to better understand how it works and what to do to resist it.

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