Checking Out the Archipelago

From Holden:

The International Committe of the Red Cross wants a peak at the CIA’s gulag.

The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) called on Thursday for access to all foreign terrorism suspects held by the United States after a report of a covert CIA prison system for al Qaeda captives.

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“We are concerned at the fate of an unknown number of people captured as part of the so-called global war on terror and held at undisclosed places of detention,” Antonella Notari, chief ICRC spokeswoman, told Reuters in response to a question.

“Access to detainees is an important humanitarian priority for the ICRC and a logical continuation of our current work in Afghanistan, Iraq and Guantanamo Bay,” she added.

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The ICRC’s Notari said the organisation had pressed the United States for several years to provide formal notification of all foreign people held as well as access to them.