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posted on: 13 July 2006

Guantanamo and Geneva

filed under: @ 10:56:07 by 7colors

What do they have in common? Not much, apparently..

On the BBC: detainees to get Geneva rights

All US military detainees, including those at Guantanamo Bay, are to be treated in line with the minimum standards of the Geneva Conventions.

Daniel Dell'Orto, a defence department lawyer who was the first to testify, said there were about 1,000 detainees in US military custody around the world. Guantanamo Bay holds an estimated 450. Mr Dell'Orto did not say where the others were being held.

The new Pentagon policy applies only to detainees being held by the military, and not to those in CIA custody.

It is the year 2006, isn't it?..sometimes I believe we are living in a time warp..

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