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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....

US Detention at Bagram: It's Not Over Till It's Over

Daphne Eviatar | Posted 05.25.2013 | World
Daphne Eviatar

Once again, the United States has officially handed over the keys to the Bagram detention center to the Afghans. Only just as with the previous agreement to do exactly the same thing, the U.S. military will actually not be handing over all of the detainees in its control.

WikiLeaks Releases Cables on Guantánamo, Bagram, and Rendition: What Might Have Been

Nancy Talanian | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Nancy Talanian

At least 50 U.S. State Department cables released by WikiLeaks report on the U.S. government's contacts and negotiations with foreign governments over U.S. detainee policies, requests to resettle detainees, and follow-up on resettlements.

Federal Appeals Court Bars Bagram Detainees From Civilian Trials

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — Detainees at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan cannot use U.S. courts to challenge their imprisonment the way detainees in Guantanamo...

Witnessing Against Torture: Why We Must Act

Kathy Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Kathy Kelly

Acting as our own lawyers in court, we aimed to defend a population that finds little voice in our society at all, and to bring a sort of prosecution against their persecutors.

Afghan Working Group Calls for Transparency at Bagram

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

The only way the United States will feel comfortable getting out of the risky and destructive detention business, is if it trusts the Afghan justice system.

The Dark Prison Gets a Little Spotlight

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harry Shearer

While the President and the punditocracy alike have no compunctions in talking about Guantanamo Bay, the word that continues to be unspoken is Bagram.

The New Bagram: Has Anything Changed?

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

Having toured it, I give the new Bagram detention facility a "vastly improved" grade compared to what it was before. But, that being said, U.S. detention policy still has a long way to go.

Jason Linkins

Celebrate Gitmo's Eighth Birthday With A McClatchy Read-In

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

With Gitmo celebrating another anniversary, it's a good time to revisit a fantastic McClatchy series, which addressed who the detainees were, and what happened in the prisons the Bush administration set up in Afghanistan and Cuba.

New Bagram Prison Procedures Still Fall Short

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

New Bagram detainee procedures, while not all bad, fail to create a fair and effective detention system that will be credible in the eyes of the Afghan government, the Afghan people, and human rights groups.

Is Bagram Obama's New Secret Prison?

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

The Obama administration is following Bush's lead by unilaterally rewriting the Geneva Conventions, presumably to allow it to continue exploiting prisoners of war for their supposed intelligence value.

Bagram Detainees Win Right To Challenge Detention

AFP | Lucile Malandain and Daphne Benoit | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON (AFP) For the first time, the United States is granting some 600 prisoners held in the US air base in Bagram the right to challenge their d...

Rethinking Taxi to the Dark Side: On Torture and the Mystery of Cheney Not Being in Jail

Jonathan Kim | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jonathan Kim

I can't for the life of me figure out why Dick Cheney is still walking around free and -- even worse -- continues to get airtime so he can spew lies about the utter awesomeness of American torture.

Bagram Prison Threatens Success in Afghanistan

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Jonathan Horowitz

The U.S. military finally seems to have learned that dropping bombs on civilians isn't the way to win the hearts and minds of Afghans. But neither is grabbing people out of their houses and jailing them.

Bagram Isn't The New Guantanamo, It's The Old Guantanamo

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

From what I have been able to gather about the workings of Bagram, I have no reason to conclude that the prison is now being run according to the Geneva Conventions.

Torture: How the Good Guys and Bad Guys Handle It

Harry Shearer | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Harry Shearer

This weekend brought two different statements from representatives of two different governments about the notion of torture being used or condoned by their regimes.

Former Bagram Detainee Describes "Completely Wild" Arrest, Interrogation By US Troops

Jonathan Horowitz | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Jonathan Horowitz

* Scroll down for the Pentagon's response. Text and photos by Jonathan Horowitz, a consultant working in Afghanistan for the Open Society Institute. ...

Former Bagram Detainee Describes "Completely Wild" Arrest, Interrogation By US Troops

Huffington Post Contributor | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

* Scroll down for the Pentagon's response. Text and photos by Jonathan Horowitz, a consultant working in Afghanistan for the Open Society Institute. ...

Bagram Detainees Accuse US Of Beatings, Stress Positions, Humiliation, Dog Threats

BBC NEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Allegations of abuse and neglect at a US detention facility in Afghanistan have been uncovered by the BBC....

Jason Linkins

Colbert Torches Obama On Bagram Decision (VIDEO)

HuffingtonPost.com | Jason Linkins | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

While he only dedicated the first two minutes of his show to the issue, Stephen Colbert's mini-segment on President Barack Obama's decision to preserv...

The Fourth Pirate

Daniel Firger | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Daniel Firger

Why does it seem so easy to bring charges against Somali pirates in federal court, but so hard to do the same with suspected terrorists held at Guantanamo Bay?

Justice Extends To Bagram, Guantanamo's Dark Mirror

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Andy Worthington

Whereas Gitmo prisoners had, over the years, secured habeas corpus rights, none of these privileges had been extended to the prisoners in Bagram.

Bagram Prisoners Can Challenge Detention In US Courts

AP | NEDRA PICKLER | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

WASHINGTON — A federal judge ruled Thursday that some prisoners in the war on terror can use U.S. civilian courts to challenge their detention a...

Obama Admin. On Detention Policy: "What He Said"

ProPublica | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
ProPublica

In a court filing Friday, President Obama's lawyers declared that the new policy on detention is the same as Bush's.

Obama's Refusal To Reverse Bush Policy In Afghanistan Angers Human Rights Groups

The Independent | By Stephen Foley | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

Less than a month after signing an executive order to close the Guantanamo Bay prison camp, President Barack Obama has quietly agreed to keep denying ...