September 30, 2008


This report was written by Jennifer Daskal, senior counterterrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch. It is based on research conducted by Daskal, Leslie Lefkow, senior researcher with the Africa Division, Joanne Mariner, terrorism and counterterrorism director, Ben Rawlence, a researcher with the Africa Division, and Elijah Zarwan, a consultant with the Middle East and North Africa Division. Laura Dauban and Rebecca Musarra, interns in the Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program, provided research assistance.

The report was reviewed and edited by Lefkow and Mariner, as well as James Ross, legal and policy director, and Joseph Saunders, deputy program director. Thomas Gilchrist, associate in the Africa Division, and Katharine Wies, associate in the Terrorism and Counterterrorism Program, provided production assistance, as did Grace Choi, publications director; Jim Murphy, online editor; Anna Lopriore, photography specialist; Ella Moran, multimedia specialist; and Fitzroy Hepkins, production manager. John Emerson designed the map.

Human Rights Watch would like to express gratitude to Al-Amin Kimanthi, director of the Muslim Human Rights Forum, Kenya, and all of the staff and volunteers that work there, for spending so much time sharing material and information with Human Rights Watch. And we are particularly grateful to the many rendition victims who spoke with Human Rights Watch, despite concern that they might face repercussions from the authorities.