Wednesday, August 26, 2009


The US military has begun notifying the Red Cross of the identities of terror suspects being held at secret camps in Iraq and Afghanistan, reports say.

The Red Cross, which has lobbied the Pentagon for years to give its staff access to all detention facilities, declined to confirm the changes.

The policy reportedly took effect this month with no public announcement.

Correspondents say that the move represents a victory for human rights groups seeking more US transparency.

The new approach is said to be part of a broad review of US detention and interrogation practice launched by the Obama administration.


Distributorcap said...

are you saying the bush administration was being secretive about these things


ellroon said...

Well... It's kinda embarrassing when you have to show the world you might have, along with those caught in combat, one school teacher, an 89 year old imam, a taxi driver, a mother of 5, and an eleven year old student in custody...

They PAID people to bring in detainees, so there are a lot of really pissed off innocents in these secret camps.