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Secret CIA prison at Guantanamo revealed

[JURIST] The Washington Post Friday published details about the existence of a hitherto-secret CIA prison within the Pentagon-run military detention facility for terror suspects at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. The prison has housed high-value detainees from Pakistan, West Africa, Yemen and other countries whose identities and incarceration have not previously been disclosed, although it is not clear if the prison itself is still in operation. A presidential directive and other authorities given by Bush administration lawyers allow the agency to hold detainees without accounting for them or even disclosing the rules under which they are held. When the CIA brought detainees from US facilities abroad to Guantanamo, however, the military insisted that they had to be treated according to military detention standards and have contact with the Red Cross. The Post has more.

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