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  • Sunday, February 26, 2006

    The Afghan "Gitmo" is much worse

    Indystar reports on another American gulag in Afghanistan, no doubt the captives there are also beaten black and blue until they "confess" to a crime as well:

    Former detainees said the renovations had improved conditions somewhat, and human rights groups said reports of abuse had declined steadily there since 2003. Nonetheless, the Pentagon's chief adviser on detainee issues, Charles D. Stimson, declined to be interviewed about Bagram, as did senior detention officials at the U.S. Central Command, which oversees military operations in Afghanistan. Other military and administration officials said the growing population at Bagram, which rose from about 100 prisoners at the start of 2004 to as many as 600 at times last year, according to military figures, was in part the result of a Bush administration decision to shut off the flow of detainees into Guantanamo after the Supreme Court ruled that they had some basic due-process rights under U.S. law. Whether those same rights apply to Bagram detainees has not been tested in court.

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