Friday, November 16, 2007


Military Officials Barred Red Cross at Guantanamo, NYT Reports

Military functionaries encouraged
denying political detainees at the Guantanamo Bay hold centre access
to monitoring devices from the International Committee of the Red Cross,
the New House Of York Times reported, citing a confidential 2003 manual.

The end of preventing this entree was to ''exploit'' the
disorientation of new reachings at the Republic Of Cuba facility, the manual
said, according to the Times.

The written document said it was all right for long-term detainees to have
no contact with the Red Cross, the newspaper said.

Some legal experts and political detainee advocators said the policy
may have got broken international law, which lets monitoring to
ensure human-centered treatment, the Times said.

To reach the newsman on this story:
James Temple in San Francisco at

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