20 June 2008

Which country hides its prisoners from the Red Cross?

Could it be Myannmar? Could it be Zimbabwe?

U.S. hid detainees to avoid Red Cross, documents show | Gazette.com:
The U.S. military hid the locations of detained terrorism suspects and concealed harsh treatment to avoid the scrutiny of the International Committee of the Red Cross, according to documents a Senate committee released Tuesday.

'We may need to curb the harsher operations while ICRC is around. It is better not to expose them to any controversial techniques,' Lt. Col. Diane Beaver, a military lawyer who has retired, said during an October 2002 meeting at the Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, prison to discuss employing interrogation techniques that some have equated with torture.

Hat-tip to A conservative blog for peace.

1 comment:

Adam Gonnerman said...

No surprise there. I heard this morning on the radio that the U.S. House and Senate are expected to pass a bill that will drop any court cases against telecommunications companies that cooperated with post-9/11 wiretap orders from the White House. That is, wiretap orders that were illegally issued by the executive branch, rather than through the courts.

One hand washes the other....


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