Comment: There was/still is an illegal terrorist prison at Diego Garcia.

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There was/still is an illegal terrorist prison at Diego Garcia.

The story came to light in 2008. As beautiful as this place appears, it is beginning to look like another hell on earth. Read all about it.
Secret “War on Terror” Prison on Diego Garcia Confirmed
August 1, 2008

The existence of a secret, CIA-run prison on the island of Diego Garcia in the Indian Ocean has long been a leaky secret in the "War on Terror," and recent revelations in TIME
David Miliband 'duped' as US official reveals terror prison on Diego Garcia
A senior American official has admitted for the first time that a US base on the Indian Ocean island of Diego Garcia hosted a secret prison.
6:01PM BST 01 Aug 2008
Time magazine reported that a former US official with frequent access to the White House situation room had said America had held one or more "high value" al-Qa'eda suspects at Diego Garcia in 2001 and 2002.

The report drew an outraged response from campaigners and opposition MPs who have long doubted the US assurances that the Indian Ocean base was bypassed when the CIA ran numerous secret facilities in Europe and the Middle East in that period.

The magazine named Khalid Sheikh Mohammed, a key figure in the September 11 attacks on America and the murder of Daniel Pearl, a US journalist in Pakistan, as one figure believed to have been held in Diego Garcia

"While ministers have spent years looking the other way, British territory has been used for kidnapping, 'extraordinary rendition', illegal imprisonment and possibly torture," said Mr Smith. "However, ignorance is no excuse when it comes to crimes of this magnitude.

"Holding prisons in secret imprisonment is illegal under domestic UK and international law."

Michael Hayden, the head of the CIA, admitted the US had lied about rendition flights in February but he said "nothing more" had happened on the island. As the home of a fleet of B2 bombers, Diego Garcia airbase plays a vital offensive role in the War on Terror. Protected by a continental shelf, it is remote and inaccessible.
Source: US Used UK Isle for Interrogations\
July 31, 2008,8599,1828469,00...