Gitmo Commander Confirms Secret Camp for "High-Value" Detainees

Guantanamo Bay commander US Navy Rear Adm. Mark H. Buzby confirmed the existence of a secret camp at the detention facility for alleged al-Qaeda members classified as "high-value detainees" in an interview with AP Wednesday. Buzby said prisoners in so-called "Camp 7" are kept apart from other prisoners to prevent violence against those who have provided information to interrogators and that the exact location of the camp has been kept secret to prevent a terrorist attack.

The existence of Camp 7 was not known until December when it was mentioned in court papers filed by lawyers for Majid Khan, the first "high-value" Guantanamo Bay detainee to be allowed to meet privately with legal counsel. The Guantanamo Bay facility has been the subject of much international and domestic controversy in recent years, and many have called for it to be closed altogether.

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