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An Afghan Nobody Faces Trial by Military Commission

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Tthe decision to charge Obaidullah is particularly dispiriting, as he is so clearly a peripheral character of such insignificance that putting him up for a war crimes trial risks ridicule.

Lawyer: Tearing Down Bagram Prison Will Destroy Torture Evidence

AP | PAULINE JELINEK | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON — A Pentagon plan to demolish its prison at Bagram, Afghanistan, amounts to destroying evidence in the cases of detainees who say the...

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.

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.

Never Forget: The International Day in Support of Victims of Torture

Andy Worthington | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Andy Worthington

Sadly, our celebrity-obsessed world is unlikely to pay much attention to the International Day in Support of the Victims of Torture, as the death of Michael Jackson dominates headlines.

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 ...