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More Evidence of Secret American Prisons in Europe

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In light of the Administration’s total silence about allegations of a network of secret prisons in Europe, a report in LeMonde has a credible source discussing a detention center run by the US in Kosovo, after 9/11.

The commisioner of the Council of Europe Human Rights Commission, Alvaro Gil-Robles personally visited the site. He described it as:

“small wooden huts ringed by tall barbed wire”, each housing “between 15 and 20 prisoners … wearing orange boiler suits like the ones worn by Guantánamo inmates”.

While the existence of this prison does not prove that the other allegations (HRW, Washington Post) are true, it certainly makes them more credible. Given the administration’s typical stonewalling and disregard for international law, should we even be surprised anymore?

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Don Pogreba

Don Pogreba is a seventeen-year teacher of English, former debate coach, and loyal, if often sad, fan of the San Diego Padres and Portland Timbers. He spends far too many hours of his life working at school and on his small business, Big Sky Debate.

His work has appeared in Politico and Rewire.

In the past few years, travel has become a priority, whether it's a road trip to some little town in Montana or a museum of culture in Ísafjörður, Iceland.

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