Guantanamo conditions improve under scrutiny: ICRC


By : Stephanie Nebehay
Date posted :2009-08-11 12:15:00

GENEVA (Reuters) - The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) has won improvements in conditions and treatment of U.S.-held terrorism suspects at Guantanamo Bay by dogged but confidential scrutiny, its president said Tuesday.

Jakob Kellenberger, speaking on the eve of the 60th anniversary of the Geneva Conventions, also welcomed the Obama administration's stated support for the pact's laying down of rules for treatment of prisoners and civilians in armed conflict.

The detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, which opened after the deadly September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States, became a symbol of detainee abuse and detention without charge under the previous administration of George W. Bush.

"If you take the case of Guantanamo, the day that you have access to ICRC archives, you will see that the ICRC's work to improve conditions of detention and treatment has been enormous," Kellenberger told a news conference.

"We have been very tenacious and it wasn't easy," he added.


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