Germany 'hid' information on Guantanamo detainees

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April 25, 2006BRUSSELS - The German military has hidden information that Bosnian citizens currently being held in Guantanamo Bay are not terrorist suspects, a US lawyer told European lawmakers Tuesday.

April 25, 2006

BRUSSELS - The German military has hidden information that Bosnian citizens currently being held in Guantanamo Bay are not terrorist suspects, a US lawyer told European lawmakers Tuesday.

After questioning the families of six Bosnian citizens of Algerian origin detained in Guantanamo Bay since January 2003, the German military did not make public its conclusions that that the men were victims of US secret service activities rather than terrorist suspects, US lawyer Stephen Oleskey told a European Parliament committee investigating alleged CIA activities in Europe.

Oleskey said the military officers stationed in Bosnia in 2003 did not reveal their identity but pretended to be journalists.

"The military knew that those men are no terror suspects," he said. "And that the officers disguised themselves as journalists when questioning the detainees families is a cruel irony of the nightmare in Guantanamo."

Germany has therefore been complicit in transporting terror suspects to the US prison camp on Cuba, Oleskey told Euro MPs.

DPA

Subject: German News

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