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More than 130 individuals are known to have been held and tortured as part of the CIA's rendition, detention, and interrogation (RDI) programme. These prisoners were held in one or more of the CIA's own secret prisons, which operated across the globe between 2001-2009, or else were rendered by the CIA to secret detention at US military bases, or to foreign governments known to routinely use torture. As part of our work to map the use of rendition, secret detention and torture in the "war on terror", we have pieced together the stories of these individuals. Accounts are drawn from a range of sources: CIA records cited in the executive summary of the US Senate Intelligence Committee (SSCI) report on the CIA programme; the first-hand testimonies provided by some prisoners; off-the-record briefings by intelligence officials; flight data mapping the movements of CIA aircraft around the world; and investigations by organisations such as the UN, Council of Europe, ICRC, and NGOs.

Our full prisoner profiles can be found in Appendix 1 of our report, CIA Torture Unredacted. This provides the most comprehensive account to date of the fate and whereabouts of each of those rendered, detained and tortured by the CIA, either in one of its "black sites" or through cooperation with its counterterrorism allies. The interactive below can be used to filter and search for individual prisoners. As some prisoners have many names, entering any one will return results.


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