AP: U.S. Still Holding Terror Suspects For Weeks In Secret Afghan Jails
This exclusive moved on the Associated Press wire this morning:
" 'Black sites,' the secret network of jails that grew up after the Sept. 11 attacks, are gone. But suspected terrorists are still being held under hazy circumstances with uncertain rights in secret, military-run jails across Afghanistan, where they can be interrogated for weeks without charge, according to U.S. officials who revealed details of the top-secret network to The Associated Press."
As the AP's Kimberly Dozier (formerly of CBS News) adds, "the Pentagon has previously denied operating secret jails in Afghanistan, although human rights groups and former detainees have described the facilities. U.S. military and other government officials confirmed that the detention centers exist but described them as temporary holding pens whose primary purpose is to gather intelligence."
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