Tuesday, November 15, 2005
Aljazeera.Net - Red Cross probes CIA 'secret jails'
The Washington Post said on Wednesday the CIA had been hiding and interrogating inmates at a secret Soviet-era facility in Eastern Europe.
The detention facility is one of several so-called 'black sites' that formed a global network set up after the 11 September 2001 attacks on New York and Washington.
'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, said.
'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.