Outsourcing GITMO

This shit never ends.

CIA and FBI agents hunting for al-Qaida militants in the Horn of Africa have been interrogating terrorism suspects from 19 countries held at secret prisons in Ethiopia, which is notorious for torture and abuse, according to an investigation by The Associated Press.

Human rights groups, lawyers and several Western diplomats assert hundreds of prisoners, who include women and children, have been transferred secretly and illegally in recent months from Kenya and Somalia to Ethiopia, where they are kept without charge or access to lawyers and families.

The detainees include at least one U.S. citizen, and some are from Canada, Sweden and France, according to a list compiled by a Kenyan Muslim rights group and flight manifests obtained by AP.

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U.S. government officials contacted by AP acknowledged questioning prisoners in Ethiopia. But they said American agents were following the law and were fully justified in their actions because they are investigating past attacks and current threats of terrorism.

3 thoughts on “Outsourcing GITMO

  1. MapleStreet says:

    I have this fear that the repubs are gonna close Gitmo, get the publicity of how nice they are, but in the background open up an even more detestable place in a secret location which we haven’t found yet.
    This article doesn’t make me feel any better.

  2. pansypoo says:

    i just love being the bad guys.
    i want the country we pretended to be back.

  3. Nora says:

    Their real argument is not that they were following the law — they don’t give a damn about the law, they believe themselves above the law — but that they were justified in doing ANYTHING because they were supposedly investigating allegations of terrorism, past attacks, future threats, terra terra terra.
    The end justifies any means, as long as the end can be summed up using the word “terrorism.”

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