'CIA sent at least 14 terror suspects to Jordan for interrogation'

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April 9, 2008 02:51

A human rights group said Tuesday that the CIA transferred at least 14 terror suspects to Jordan for interrogation after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks in the United States. Human Rights Watch said in a new report that the US ally in the Mideast served as a proxy jailer for the CIA until at least 2004. "The Bush administration claims that it has not transferred people to foreign custody for abusive interrogation," said Joanne Mariner, the group's terrorism and counterterrorism director. "But we've documented more than a dozen cases in which prisoners were sent to Jordan for torture." It said its 36-page report was based mainly on information from former Jordanian prisoners who had been detained with non-Jordanian terrorism suspects.


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