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  • Friday, February 17, 2006

    Hain: Close Guantanamo torture chamber

    Those who watched last night's Question Time may have been rather surprised at Peter Hain's stinging rebuke of our "special" friends across the pond. The Guardian today has this report:

    Mr Hain was believed to be the first Government minister explicitly to demand the closure. He also said he believed that Prime Minister Tony Blair shared his view. Mr Hain told BBC1's Question Time: "I would prefer that it wasn't there. I would prefer it was closed, yes." Asked if it was Government policy that Guantanamo should be shut down, he replied: "That's what I think." And challenged on whether Mr Blair agreed with him, he said: "I think so, yes." The camp was opened in 2002 to hold terror suspects seized

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