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Human Rights Watch Demands Information on CIA Prisoners


A human rights organization is demanding that the U.S. government account for all the detainees once held by the Central Intelligence Agency.

Joanne Mariner, terrorism and counter-terrorism director at Human Right Watch has sent a public letter to President Bush requesting information on the identities, fate and whereabouts of all prisoners held for any period of time at CIA facilities since 2001.

She also demanded that Mr. Bush repudiate the CIA detention and interrogation program and "repair the damage it has done."

Mr. Bush has said that the last 14 CIA prisoners were transfered to military custody at Guantanamo Bay in Cuba.

The letter was issued in conjunction with a 50-page report released this week by Human Rights Watch.

The report, Ghost Prisoner: Two Years in Secret CIA Detention, contains a detailed description of a secret CIA prison by a Palestinian former detainee, Marwan Jabour, who was released from custody last year.

Some information for this report was provided by AP .

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