USA: Administration opts for secrecy on Bagram detainee details

Index Number: AMR 51/034/2009

Yesterday, the US Justice Department filed in court its response to a federal judge’s request for updated information on the people are being held in the US airbase in Bagram in Afghanistan, As had occurred two months earlier under the Bush administration, the details of the government’s response were redacted (blacked out) from the unclassified version of the filing. Amnesty International calls on the US authorities to declassify these details and immediately begin the process of opening up the Bagram detentions to public scrutiny.

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