The CIA’s Ghost Prisoners

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President Obama ordered the CIA’s secret prisons closed on his second full day in office, but ProPublica reports dozens of the agency’s ghost prisoners are still unaccounted for:

At least three dozen others who were held in the CIA’s secret prisons overseas appear to be missing as well. Efforts by human rights organizations to track their whereabouts have been unsuccessful, and no foreign governments have acknowledged holding them.

The CIA says it doesn’t comment on ghost prisoners, because lists of them are “typically flawed.”

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