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    They came out with a leaked version of their draft report yesterday.

    "The Commission's experts conclude that:

    • Detainees have been treated poorly, subjected to prolonged solitary confinement and sensory deprivation.

    • Doctors have force-fed hunger-strikers in violation of UN Principles of Medical Ethics and World Medical Association standards.

    • The system of justice is unfair, both in the tribunals used to try the minority of detainees who have been charged and in the access to lawyers.

    "The legal regime applied to these detainees seriously undermines the rule of law and a number of fundamental universally recognised human rights, which are the essence of democratic societies," the report said.

    The UN team calls on the US to revoke all special interrogation techniques authorised by the Defence Department.

    Many of these allegations have been made before, but these are the first from a UN panel. The report is scheduled to be released this week, and the US will then give its formal rebuttal."


    2002 starts holding detainees

    760 detainees since 2002

    500 there at present

    180 released

    76 sent to custody in countries other than US

    10 charged

    35 nationalities

    4 hunger strikes, US says

    ...but not your own facts.

    by slouise217 on Wed Feb 15, 2006 at 01:15:04 AM PST

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