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Amnesty International has today made a fresh call on the United States government to make known the whereabouts of people subjected to its secret detention operation in the “war on terror”. The organisation is also renewing its call on the UK government to allow a thorough, independent inquiry into all aspects of the UK’s involvement with secret “war on terror” detentions, including “rendition” flights where prisoners have been secretly flown from country to country for interrogation and sometimes torture.
The calls came as Amnesty International released a detailed 48-page report on the case of a Yemeni man held in total isolation by his US captors, including information on how he was allegedly severely tortured – with a battery of physical methods and “sophisticated” psychological means – and how he was moved from prison to prison in three different countries over a period of nearly three years. The report also includes an account of how British “Special Forces” personnel in Iraq were involved in investigating the detained man.