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Posted on Aug 23, 2009
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It is unknown how many detainees are being held at the secret U.S. camp at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan.

The U.S. military has started to disclose to the Red Cross the names of “terror suspects” imprisoned in secret detainment camps in Iraq and Afghanistan. Since the previous administration had little use for either transparency or the NGO sector, many are calling this a victory for human rights. Others are wondering why we need secret camps in the first place.  —J.C.

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

The International Committee of the Red Cross would not comment on the report, which the New York Times carried quoting unnamed US officials.

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

Correspondents say that, if confirmed, the move represents a victory for human rights groups.

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By ChaoticGood, August 24, 2009 at 3:32 pm Link to this comment

How about liberals just stop paying taxes to support the conservatives endless wars on everything in sight.

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By oldhip, August 23, 2009 at 9:57 pm Link to this comment

Just one question -

“Guess Which Nation This Is. . .”

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By PatrickHenry, August 23, 2009 at 3:24 pm Link to this comment

Until Cheney, Abramson, Pearle, Wolfowicz, Zakiem and the rest of the PNAC traitors are in those secret prisons I see no use for them.

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By Folktruther, August 23, 2009 at 12:35 pm Link to this comment

Dostoievsky said over a century ago that the civlization of a country is best measured by how it treats its prisoners.  The US under Bush-Obama murders, tortures and rapes its prisioners, secretly.  Including children.  Gitmo had a juvenile wing.  The Zionist influence on America, among historical influences.  Chiefly racism, the American disease.

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By coloradokarl, August 23, 2009 at 10:45 am Link to this comment

Let us pull out of every country, guard north america and live happily ever after….........

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