FLIMSY OR FABRICATED EVIDENCE, OLD PERSONAL SCORES, OR BOUNTY PAYMENTS: THAT'S THE BASIS FOR THE U.S. HOLDING MANY SO-CALLED TERRORISTS

US terrorism suspects 'wrongly held'
From correspondents in Washington
June 16, 2008 05:21am

A JOURNALISTIC investigation into terrorism suspects held at US prison camps around the world found that possibly hundreds had been wrongly imprisoned, it was reported today.

An eight-month investigation in 11 countries on three continents found that the US wrongfully imprisoned suspects in Afghanistan, Cuba and elsewhere on the basis of "flimsy or fabricated evidence, old personal scores or bounty payments", McClatchy newspapers said.

McClatchy said it interviewed 66 released detainees, more than a dozen local officials, primarily in Afghanistan, and several US officials and former officials. The investigation also reviewed thousands of pages of US military tribunal documents and other records.

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