UK Probes Charges That CIA Used Brit Prison for Torture
By Wesley Oliver,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 19, 2007 7:43 AM CDT
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(Newser) – British officials will investigate persistent claims that the CIA secretly interrogated terrorism suspects at a UK prison in the Indian Ocean, the Guardian reports. Authorities have repeatedly questioned American officials, who deny the reports. But an organization representing detainees insists the claims are true, adding that the British may be aiding “the most serious crimes against humanity of disappearance and torture.”

Rumors about American use of the Diego Garcia site spread after President Bush admitted detaining suspects at “black sites.” The probe may also investigate claims that US officials held prisoners on a ship just off the coast of the site. One detainee said prisoners on the ship “were beaten even more severely than in Guantanamo.”