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CIA Whisked Detainees From Gitmo

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Four of the nation's most highly valued terrorist prisoners were secretly moved to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in 2003, years earlier than has been disclosed, then whisked back into overseas prisons before the Supreme Court could give them access to lawyers, The Associated Press has learned.

The transfer allowed the U.S. to interrogate the detainees in CIA "black sites" for two more years without allowing them to speak with attorneys or human rights observers or challenge their detention in U.S. courts. Had they remained at the Guantanamo Bay prison for just three more months, they would have been afforded those rights.

"This was all just a shell game to hide detainees from the courts," said Jonathan Hafetz, a Seton Hall University law professor who has represented several detainees.


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Comment by Lola Flores
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Doesn't surprise me.  One thing about governments in general, by the time they admit to doing something, it's all said and done.  When they admit to a figure, it's at least double the amount they say.  If a date, back it up by years.  If they deny something, it's true and if they eagerly tell you something, it's a lie.  Deception is the name of the game in government.

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