Floating ‘Terror’ Prison Ships

File this one under your hat: US Accused of Holding Terror Suspect on Prison Ships

The United States is operating “floating prisons” to house those arrested in its war on terror, according to human rights lawyers, who claim there has been an attempt to conceal the numbers and whereabouts of detainees.

According to research carried out by Reprieve, the US may have used as many as 17 ships as “floating prisons” since 2001. Detainees are interrogated aboard the vessels and then rendered to other, often undisclosed, locations, it is claimed.

“By its own admission, the US government is currently detaining at least 26,000 people without trial in secret prisons, and information suggests up to 80,000 have been ‘through the system’ since 2001. The US government must show a commitment to rights and basic humanity by immediately revealing who these people are, where they are, and what has been done to them.”

CIA “black sites” are also believed to have operated in Thailand, Afghanistan, Poland and Romania.

In addition, numerous prisoners have been “extraordinarily rendered” to US allies and are alleged to have been tortured in secret prisons in countries such as Syria, Jordan, Morocco and Egypt.

After all the denials are heard, and some time has passed, what do you want to bet that this story proves to be true, and worse then we first imagined?

Do the match from the article: 17 x 50 per ship = 850 prisoners at any given time.  I suspect this is on the low side, since “up to 80,000” represents a much higher number per ship, per year (4,705 prisoners per ship, per year).

“Little by little, the truth is coming out on extraordinary rendition. The rest will come, in time. Better for governments to be candid now, rather than later.

Now imagine what plans (and activities) are being laid for American ‘dissidents’ if we have this already going on since at least 2001.


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