Germany's prosecutors confirmed Saturday that they are
investigating claims the US army illegally held terrorist suspects
at a military prison in Germany.
The German news agency DPA reported from the western German city
of Karlsruhe that prosecutors admitted interrogating witness and a
decision on whether to proceed with the case was still pending.
The German magazine Stern reported that a witness had heard a US
soldier refer to the detentions at the military facility in
Mannheim near Frankfurt. The three Arabic detainees were reportedly
physically abused at the prison.
Both the German government and the US authorities denied there
were such prisons in Germany.
US President George W. Bush acknowledged last month that the US
Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) operated secret prisons to detain
terrorist suspects since the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks on
the United States.
(Xinhua News Agency October 8, 2006)