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US report details post-9/11 torture in Thailand

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A report by a bipartisan US task force on interrogation and torture of al-Qaeda suspects after the Sept 11 attacks presents the most complete picture yet of Thailand's covert role in the process. 

But "The Report on Detainee Treatment" by The Constitution Project think-tank leaves many questions unanswered about what happened behind the scenes between 2001 and 2003, when the US Central Intelligence Agency cleaned and closed up its secret interrogation centre in Thailand.

The 16-year-old Constitution Project mined more than 2,500 public and classified documents in the most comprehensive report yet of how al-Qaeda members and suspects were found, fixed, captured, incarcerated, interrogated - and sometimes tortured - after the attacks on New York and Washington in September, 2001.

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