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U.S. Senate Calls For Report On CIA Prisons

11 November 2005 -- The U.S. Senate has requested a report from the country's intelligence chief on whether the Central Inteligence Agency (CIA) is running secret prisons for suspected terrorists abroad.

In a vote yesterday, senators said National Intelligence Director John Negroponte should give a report in secret to two congressional intelligence panels.

The provision still has to go through further steps before it is enacted.

The call comes after "The Washington Post" last week said the CIA had set up a secret global prison system for terror suspects, including facilities in Eastern Europe.

The U.S. administration has neither confirmed nor denied the claim.