Washington (ots/PRNewswire) - In a one-on-one interview with
Bloomberg News(R) today, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said
that the U.S. is committed to ensuring that prisoners at Guantanamo
Bay "are able to practice their religious faith," and the U.S. has
"gone to extraordinary lengths" to protect these rights.
The Secretary of State also told Bloomberg News that she knows
nothing about charges of "alleged" abuses of the Koran, and that the
FBI is looking into claims by some detainees in 2002 that the Muslim
holy book was abused as a form of psychological torture. If "anything
happened, people will be punished for it," Secretary Rice said in an
interview with Janine Zacharia of Bloomberg News.
The Secretary of State told Bloomberg News that U.S. prison guards
have been given "official instructions" on "how to handle the Koran
sensitively" and "that story needs to be told."
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