Legal charity urges action on Diego Garcia claims
· Prisoners may have been held in ships off coast
Ian Cobain and Richard Norton-Taylor
Friday October 19, 2007
Diego Garcia Island in the indian Ocean. Photograph: Corbis
Allegations that the CIA held al-Qaida suspects for interrogation at a secret prison on sovereign British territory are to be investigated by MPs, the Guardian has learned. The all-party foreign affairs committee is to examine long-standing suspicions that the agency has operated one of its so-called “black site” prisons on Diego Garcia, the British overseas territory in the Indian Ocean that is home to a large US military base.