USA/Yemen: Case sheet - "Disappearance", secret detention and arbitrary detention : Muhammed Abdullah Salah al-Assad

USA/Yemen: Case sheet - "Disappearance", secret detention and arbitrary detention : Muhammed Abdullah Salah al-Assad

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Index Number: AMR 51/176/2005
Date Published: 8 November 2005
Categories: Americas, USA

Amnesty International has received consistent reports that the US authorities have a network of secret detention centres around the globe, holding an unknown number of "war on terror" detainees in unknown conditions. In September 2005, Amnesty International spoke with Muhammad al-Assad, a Yemeni national who had lived in Tanzania for 25 years, who had been caught up in this sinister system. He was effectively "disappeared" by the US for over 16 months.


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