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CIA mum on alleged US terror prison in Jordan

[JURIST] The CIA declined to comment Thursday on reports that Jordan is hosting a secret US detention center for 11 top al-Qaeda captives, although Jordanian Foreign Minister Marwan Muasher "categorically denied" the allegation, demanding proof be shown of the facility. Reports of the secret prison surfaced Tuesday in a Human Rights Watch report on US "ghost detainees" (see this report in JURIST's Paper Chase) who have been denied access to the International Red Cross and protection under international law. BBC News has this story, and from Israel Haaretz has more on the CIA's response. The Human Rights Watch report is here.

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