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Panetta indicates future detainees could be held at Guantanamo

Publié par Clifford Armion le 17/02/2011

David S. Cloud and Brian Bennett

"If the U.S. captured Osama bin Laden or other senior Al Qaeda leaders, they would probably be imprisoned at Guantanamo Bay, CIA Director Leon E. Panetta said in his first public acknowledgment that the controversial U.S. military prison in Cuba might be used to hold future detainees.

"Bin Laden and Al Qaeda's No. 2 leader, Ayman Zawahiri, both of whom are believed to be hiding in Pakistan, would probably be moved quickly to the U.S. air base at Bagram, Afghanistan, for questioning and eventually moved, "probably to Guantanamo," Panetta told the Senate Intelligence Committee on Wednesday.

"Most U.S. officials consider it unlikely that Bin Laden or Zawahiri will be captured alive, but Panetta's comments appeared to describe a scenario the administration is considering in the event they or other senior Al Qaeda leaders are taken into custody."

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"Panetta indicates future detainees could be held at Guantanamo", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), février 2011. Consulté le 06/05/2021. URL: http://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/panetta-indicates-future-detainees-could-be-held-at-guantanamo