"Extraordinary rendition” refers to the secret transfer of captives by the U.S. government to foreign custody or CIA “black sites.” Over 50 countries participated in the CIA’s Rendition, Detention and Interrogation (RDI) program. Captives were held secretly, denied access to families or lawyers, and tortured during their interrogations. Airports and aviation based in North Carolina played a key role in the CIA's RDI program.
After the December 2014 partial release of the Senate Torture Report, it is clear that release of the entire 6,700-page document is a necessary next step. The NCCIT will advocate for new state and federal policies that affirm our obligation to comply with norms of the Convention Against Torture, fulfills our responsibilities to torture survivors, and prevents future engagement of state resources in torture.
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