[Ppnews] UN investigates secret US prisons

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UN investigates secret US prisons

United Nations human rights experts have begun investigating allegations 
that US terror suspects are being held in secret locations.

This includes the questioning of former terrorist suspects released from 
the <http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/usa.html>United States detention.

UN special expert on torture, Manfred Nowak, made the comment Wednesday in 
Vienna.

Nowak is also director of the Vienna-based Ludwig Boltzmann Human Rights 
Institute and is one of several independent human rights experts appointed 
by the U.N. Human Rights Commission.

Nowak cited "persistent and credible" reports of US secret prisons holding 
terrorist suspects on ships in international waters. But, he said the UN 
human rights experts need more evidence to prove such reports.

He told <http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/austria.html>Austrian 
Broadcasting Company earlier that the US might also have other secret 
prisons on US ships in the 
<http://english.peopledaily.com.cn/data/india.html>Indian Ocean to hold 
terrorist suspects, in addition to the detention camp in Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Source: CRI news



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