Trump Poised to
Lift Ban on C.I.A. ‘Black Site’ Prisons
By CHARLIE SAVAGE
January 26, 2017 "Information
— The Trump administration is preparing a sweeping
executive order that would clear the way for the C.I.A.
to reopen overseas “black site” prisons, like those
where it detained and tortured terrorism suspects before
former President Barack Obama shut them down.
three-page draft order, titled “Detention and
Interrogation of Enemy Combatants” and obtained by The
New York Times, would also undo many of the other
restrictions on handling detainees that Mr. Obama put in
place in response to policies of the George W. Bush
If Mr. Trump signs
the draft order, he would also revoke Mr. Obama’s
directive to give the International Committee of the Red
Cross access to all detainees in American custody. That
would be another step toward reopening secret prisons
outside of the normal wartime rules established by the
Geneva Conventions, although statutory obstacles would
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