In-depth look at torture and treatment of Guantanamo detainees11/06/07 Robert Lorei
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First up todayâ€¦ tonight the PBS television program Frontline examines whatâ€™s euphemistically called "extraordinary rendition."
Frontline correspondent Stephen Grey looks into the United States government's controversial practice of kidnapping terror suspects for interrogation, often taking them to countries where torture is common. I spoke earlier with Stephen Grey, who is also author of the book Ghost Plane (St. Martin's Griffin) about the new information in tonightâ€™s documentary. Grey was one of the first journalists to uncover the secrets of the CIA rendition program.
Next up an interview with Clive Stafford Smith who is one of the few lawyers representing detainees at the U.S. operated Guantanamo bay prison on the island of Cuba. Smith is the author of the new book Eight O'Clock Ferry to the Windward Side (Nation Books). The bookâ€™s name comes from the fact that outside lawyers who travel to Guantanamo take a ferry to get from one side of the Guantanamo camp to the other. I spoke with Smith earlier.