"In the above YouTube, Bishar Al Rawi, Iraqi national and long-time resident of London, describes his CIA rendition to FRONTLINE/World. Bisher was one of many “ghost” prisoners held by the CIA, and was released without charge after four years in captivity.
The fact that journalist Stephen Grey learned of the systematic program of the US to use extraordinary renditions from the man who would later become the fleeting head of the CIA, Porter Goss, is one of the many twists and turns of this story. And it is a story that needs no embellishment (from the prologue of Stephen’s book, Ghost Plane)
Among their worst methods is one known as the as the “German chair”, so-called because it was said to have been taught to them by the Stasi, the East German secret service. It has an empty metal frame with no backrest or seat and is used to stretch the prisoner’s spine to near breaking point…."