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.


“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.


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.