UK rights envoy says some Iraqi detainees in a 'black hole'

[JURIST] UK Prime Minister Tony Blair's personal envoy on human rights has told the Observer newspaper in an interview published Sunday that some Iraqis who have been detained by Coalition forces since the start of the war in Iraq have disappeared into what she described as a "black hole" and that there is no record of where they are being held. British Labour Party MP Ann Clwyd [official profile, Guardian Unlimited profile], actually known as strong supporter of the war in Iraq, said she believes that if more attention had been paid to these detainees, abuses [JURIST news archive] that have occurred inside Iraq's Coalition-run prisons such as Abu Ghraib would have been avoided.

Clwyd told the paper that Blair has pressed the US to resolve the identification and tracking problems. The Observer has more.

 

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