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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 07:24 AM
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No torture? Then why are we hiding these prisoners from the Red Cross?
Edited on Fri Dec-09-05 07:25 AM by bigtree
US bars access to terror suspects

The US has admitted for the first time that it has not given the Red Cross access to all detainees in its custody.

The state department's top legal adviser, John Bellinger, made the admission but gave no details about where such prisoners were held.

Bellinger made the admission in Geneva. He stated that the group International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) had access to "absolutely everybody" at the prison camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, which holds suspects detained during the US war on terror.

When asked by journalists if the organisation had access to everybody held in similar circumstances elsewhere, he said: "No". He declined to explain further.

ICRC spokesman: "We would like to obtain information and access to them." Human rights groups say there is no way of knowing whether detainees being held in secret are being tortured.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/4512192.stm
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woodsprite Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 07:40 AM
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1. They may not be able to know for certain, but they can bet money on it.
Edited on Fri Dec-09-05 07:40 AM by woodsprite
and probably make a pretty penny on the bet. Is there nothing that will hold or can hold these swine responsible and punish them?
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bigtree Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 02:25 PM
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2. A Democratic Congress could
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Tierra_y_Libertad Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-09-05 02:35 PM
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3. They don't want the ICRC to interfere with their luxurious vacation.
Or, the fun of fratboy pranks that the goons...er, smiling staff, enjoy with them.
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