Saturday, November 28, 2009

U.S. Continues to Hold Detainees at Secret Afghan Prison

I don't know about you, but I think secret torture prisons are as American as apple pie.

    Bloomberg -

    The U.S. military is holding some detainees for weeks at a time and not allowing any visits from International Committee of the Red Cross representatives, the New York Times reported, citing unidentified human rights researchers and former detainees.

    The site at Afghanistan’s Bagram Air Base isn’t subject to a recent order by President Barack Obama banning so-called black sites run by the Central Intelligence Agency, the newspaper said. The prison is run by U.S. Special Operations forces, the newspaper said.

    Unidentified U.S. military officials said there are no plans to close the site at Bagram or a similar one at Balad Air Base in Iraq, the Times said.