What were the experiences and perceptions?

Introduction to Experiences and Perceptions  

A significant number of terror suspects went through the process of extraordinary rendition and harsh interrogation. Many claimed they were tortured, either in the US detention facility at Guantanamo Bay or after being flown by covert ‘ghost flights’ to so-called Black Sites in foreign countries. Some of these suspects really were involved in plotting or carrying out terrorist activity. Some were innocent people, victims of false intelligence or mistaken identity. Guilty or innocent alike were held in secret locations, isolated from friends, family or legal support. In most cases they did not know what the charges against them were. From 2004, as news of renditions filtered into public knowledge, perceptions of the issue of renditions were sharply divided.

 

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