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The United States is operating "floating prisons" to house those arrested in its war on terror, according to human rights lawyers, who claim there has been an attempt to conceal the numbers and whereabouts of detainees.
Details of ships where detainees have been held and sites allegedly being used in countries across the world have been compiled as the debate over detention without trial intensifies on both sides of the Atlantic. The US government was yesterday urged to list the names and whereabouts of all those detained.
Originally posted by Flory
Bush is going to hand one hell of a mess over to the next president.
[edit on 2-6-2008 by Flory]
Originally posted by jhill76
I thought Gitmo was the only place they went, now they hold them on ships. Wouldn't surprise me if next they were holding them in containers on sea ports.
The United States has engaged in more than 200 new cases of extraordinary rendition since President Bush vowed to end the practice in 2006 and has operated more than a dozen secretive "floating prisons" aboard military ships at sea, according to a soon-to-be released report from an international human rights organization.