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Pakistan holding thousands in indefinite detention, officials say

Pakistan holding thousands in indefinite detention, officials say 22 Apr 2010 The Pakistani military is holding thousands of suspected militants in indefinite detention, arguing that the nation's dysfunctional civilian justice system cannot be trusted to prevent them from walking free, according to U.S. and Pakistani officials. The majority of the detainees prisoners have been held for nearly a year and have been allowed no contact with family members, lawyers or humanitarian groups, the Pakistani officials and human rights advocates said.