A human rights group says several suspects arrested by Ethiopia in an anti-terrorism sweep nearly two years ago in East Africa have been abandoned by their governments.

Human Rights Watch says one Canadian and nine Kenyans are still jailed without charge in Ethiopia after being arrested in 2007. Another 22 east Africans of various nationalities are missing.

The report says the terror suspects were held by Ethiopia in secret jails and often questioned by American interrogators. The report’s author says now they “seem to be stuck in never-never land.”

Some detainees talk about being knifed by their captors and having their toenails pulled out. Several others say they were beaten repeatedly, suffered permanent injury and disfigurement, and were then suddenly released and dumped, penniless, in Somalia.

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