Detention Site Green: Thailand and the CIA’s secret prisons


The long-awaited report on CIA torture has been released (here and here). This is not a full report, but a highly redacted executive summary. Mentions directly involving Thailand relate to the well-documented captures of Hambali and Zubair in the country.

Secret detention sites are designated by color, such as Cobalt, Green, Blue, Black, and Violet with the harshest treatment seeming to occur at Cobalt. Cobalt is widely believed to be a site in Afghanistan known as the Salt Pit.

Green is thought to be the Thai prison. Events occurring in Green in the report match previous media reports such as when Abu Zubaydah lost his left eye.

Speculation about the activities that occurred in the Thai secret prison have often popped up in the press. Here are previous mentions of Thailand and the U.S. secret prison:

2014: U.S. Torture in Thailand: The full report is coming
2014: More mentions of the secret CIA prison in Thailand
2013: American who ran secret waterboarding prison in Thailand bypassed for CIA promotion
2013: Bangkok Post on the Thai secret CIA prison
2013: Mentions of torture in Thailand: The Constitution Project’s Task Force on Detainee Treatment
2013: The 90 tapes of brutal CIA interrogations in Thailand
2013: Uncovering CIA prison renditions from Thailand to Poland
2013: Thai Activists want ‘CIA jail’ truths
2013: Thaksin’s Thailand: CIA Secret Detention and Extraordinary Rendition
2012: US secret prison in Thailand where a prisoner was waterboarded 83 times
2012: More details of waterboarding at the Thai secret prison
2012: “Several months of torture” in the secret Thai prison
2012: The story of Abu Zubaydah, waterboarded 83 times in Thailand
2012: Waterboarding of CIA prisoners in Thailand: How the CIA destroyed tapes of “ugly visuals”
2012: Latest on the Secret Thai Prison
2011: Inside the CIA’s secret Thai prison
2011: In Libya, Former Enemy Is Recast in Role of Ally
2011: The Rendition of Hambali and Riduan Isamuddin
2011: Waterboarding in Thailand
2011: 2 CIA prison deaths draw wider investigation
2011: High-Value Detainee’s Eye Surgically Removed While He Was In CIA Custody
2011: Warsaw prosecutors want to interview two ‘CIA prison’ captives
2011: More on the Thai secret prison
2009: District court to hear detainee case
2008: US and Thailand: Allies in torture
2008: CIA’s secret detention program
2007: CIA chief to drag White House into torture cover-up storm
2007: From CIA Jails, Inmates Fade Into Obscurity – Dozens of ‘Ghost Prisoners’ Not Publicly Accounted For
2006: Worldrights Releases Details of Written Opinion From UN Working Group
2006: “We have no secret cell to hold terrorists” FM
2006: Britain named for colluding in US rendition flights
2006: Reprocessed Combatant Status Review Tribunal (CSRT) and Administrative Review Board (ARB)
2005: The accusation about a secret prison and criticism of Matichon
2004: Washington Post: Thaksin is an undemocratic leader tolerated only because he follows U.S. orders
2003: CIA, Thai agencies unite against terrorism
2003: Cat’s Eye: News on the Secret Thai Prison (dozens of articles from 2003-2010)
2003: Thailand joins the war on terror
2003: Bangkok denies report of al-Qaeda interrogations at base
2003: Thailand one of 15 “silent partners” in the US-led coalition?
2003: NYT claims Al Qaeda detainee was held in Thailand

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