British ministers have blocked the release of secret military papers about an Indian Ocean island where the US may be holding prisoners without charge. Diego Garcia is British territory but home to a US military base believed to house so called ‘rendition prisoners’. Al Jazeera’s Mark Seddon reports.
Added: January 31, 2008
More probes into Diego Garcia ‘rendition’
Guantanamo Bay, Bagram, and Abu Ghraib …
US military detention facilities around the world have gained a grim reputation over the past few years.
Now, the UK is facing further accusations that it provided territory to host a secret detention centre on the island of Diego Garcia for rendition prisoners.
Mark Seddon reports.