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Red Cross says US may be hiding terror detainees

[JURIST] The International Committee of the Red Cross said Tuesday that it fears that US officials are holding terror suspects secretly, in violation of the Geneva Conventions, which require that the Red Cross be given access to prisoners of war and other detainees. Antonella Notari, spokeswoman for the ICRC said "we have access to people detained by the United States in Guantanamo Bay, Afghanistan and Iraq, but in our understanding there are people that are detained outside these places for which we haven't received notification or access." Notari also said that some people reported to be arrested are unaccounted for. The US says it is cooperating with the ICRC, allowing it access to thousands of prisoners, including former Iraqi President Saddam Hussein. AP has the full story.

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