Crofton Black

Crofton Black is a staff report with the Bureau of Investigative Journalism and a consultant with extensive experience of complex investigations in the field of human rights abuses and counter-terrorism. He is a leading expert on the CIA’s rendition, detention and interrogation programme and a specialist in military and intelligence corporate contracting. He has a PhD in the history of philosophy from the University of London.

Articles by this author

More than four years after the Senate Intelligence Committee's redacted report, the results of an independent investigation have been released in a 400-page report entitled CIA Torture Unredacted. It is the first time that the entirety of the CIA's detention programme has been systematically revealed. (Photo: Ronnie Robertson/Flickr/cc) News
Wednesday, July 10, 2019
CIA Torture Unredacted: Four-Year Investigation Reveals What Was Hidden in US Senate Torture Report
One night in October 2001, shortly after al-Qaeda's attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon, a private jet touched down in Karachi. Masood Anwar, a prominent Pakistani journalist, received an unexpected tip from a friend in the airport: "There were men in masks. They took a hooded man...
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The bodies of the bomb attack arrive in Kathmandu on June 22, 2016 (Photo: Narendra Shrestha/EPA/Shutterstock)  News
Wednesday, January 30, 2019
Death and Disappearance: Inside the World of Privatised War
Man Bahadur Thapa had his doubts about the safety of the travel arrangements. Taliban spies were everywhere in the Afghan capital, and the bus transporting him and the Canadian embassy’s other guards, all Nepalese and Indian, was unarmoured. But Thapa was used to pushing worries to the back of his...
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Thursday, January 15, 2015
Revealed: Only 29 of 119 Detainees Tortured by CIA Remain in Guantánamo
Less than a quarter of the 119 detainees named in the US Senate’s summary report into the CIA’s secret torture programme remain in the military prison for the most “hardline” terror suspects – Guantánamo Bay – the Bureau has established. Milestone research by the Bureau and The Rendition Project...
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