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80,000 US detainees since 9/11, alleged CIA secret prisons spark concern

[JURIST] The Pentagon released a report Friday indicating that over 80,000 people have been detained in numerous facilities world-wide since the World Trade Center attacks in 2001. The report comes amid increased criticism by human rights groups and European organizations of the US government's treatment of detainees, and on the heels of reports that the CIA has maintained secret prisons throughout Europe [JURIST report]. Officials at a Council of Europe [official website] meeting on Thursday increased pressure [COE report] on the US to respond to reports that the prisons exist and that numerous prisoner transports to and through at least 6 member states have occurred without authorization. The Guardian has more.

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