Amnesty says Yemenis detained by US at secret location

[JURIST] Amnesty International [advocacy website] said in a report [text; press release] Wednesday that two men currently held in a Yemeni prison seem to have been kept in clandestine US detention facilities in solitary confinement for almost two years. The group claims that details of interviews with Salah Nasser Salim 'Ali and Muhammad Faraj Ahmed Bashmilah indicated they were victims of a US "policy of secret detentions around the world." Amnesty USA executive director William Schulz referred to these secret locations as just as "sinister" as Guantanamo "yet less well-known." The group called on the US to give the locations of secret detention facilities and the identity of detainees and to swiftly end secret detentions. A spokesman for the US Department of Defense [official website] denied that US forces tranferred detainees to secret locations throughout the world. Reuters has more.

 

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