Bosnia Admits Handing 6 Algerians Over to U.S.
The government of Bosnia and Herzegovina has confirmed to the Council of Europe, the continent’s main human rights watchdog, that it allowed American forces to seize six Algerian-born men in January 2002 for transfer out of the country, the council reported. The men have been detained at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, since then as enemy combatants. While the seizure and transport of the men has long been known, Bosnia is the only one of the council’s 46 members to acknowledge it had breached the European Convention on Human Rights by participating in an extrajudicial seizure of individuals by United States authorities. Full Story