POLITICS
03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

CIA 'Black Sites': Final Status Of The Facilities Remains In The Dark

Whatever happened to the so-called "black sites," where suspected terrorists were held overseas by the CIA and submitted to harsh interrogations that included torture? On April 9, CIA chief Leon Panetta issued a statement notifying CIA employees that the agency "no longer operates detention facilities or black sites"--which were effectively shut down in the fall of 2006--"and has proposed a plan to decommission the remaining sites." In the months since then, lawyers for several terrorism suspects have been trying to determine the status of these sites, as they seek evidence for their cases. But the US government has refused to disclose anything about what it has done with these facilities.

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