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Afghanistan Detainees

U.S. Closes Afghanistan Prison, No Longer Has Custody Of Detainees

AP | LOLITA C. BALDOR | Posted 12.10.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States on Wednesday released the final three detainees from the Parwan Detention Center in Afghanistan, ending the U.S....

UN: Detainees Tortured In Some Afghan Prisons

AP | PATRICK QUINN | Posted 12.10.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan — Beatings, electric shocks and other forms of torture were administered to suspected Taliban fighters in some Afghan-run det...

U.S. Still Running Secret Prison In Afghanistan

nytimes.com | ALISSA J. RUBIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

KABUL, Afghanistan -- An American military detention camp in Afghanistan is still holding inmates for sometimes weeks at a time and without access to ...

Better Evidence Will Lead To More Justice In Afghanistan

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

Rule of law is the lynchpin to long-term stability in Afghanistan. Yet the military's tradition of steering clear of law enforcement activities, especially evidence-gathering responsibilities, is weakening the justice system.

New plan lets Afghan detainees question detention

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — The Pentagon has begun putting into place a new program under which hundreds of prisoners being held by the military in Afghanistan...

Canadian Military Has Quit Turning Detainees Over To Afghans

NY Times | IAN AUSTEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The Canadian military secretly stopped transferring prisoners to Afghanistan's government in November after Canadian monitors found evidence that they...

Defying U.S. Plan, Prison Expands In Afghanistan

NY Times | Tim Golden | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

As the Bush administration struggles for a way to close the military prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, a similar effort to scale down a larger and more...