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Suit to Seek Information on Secret Detainees

Posted Jun 7, 2007 9:03 AM CDT
By Debra Cassens Weiss

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Three human rights groups plan to file a lawsuit today seeking documents and information about detainees believed to be in secret custody of the Central Intelligence Agency.

The Washington Post says the suit will name several U.S. agencies, including the CIA, the Justice Department and the Defense Department.

The suit will be brought by Amnesty International, the Center for Constitutional Rights and the International Human Rights Clinic at New York University.

They are among the groups set to release a report today naming 39 accused terrorists and other suspects believed to be secretly held by the United States. The organizations compiled the list based on media reports, interviews and government documents, the New York Times reports.

The groups are asking the government to end such detentions.

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