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muriel_volestrangler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 07:56 PM
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Ex-detainees allege Bagram abuse
Source: BBC

The BBC spoke to 27 ex-inmates around the country over two months. Just two said they had been treated well.
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They were held at various times between 2002 and 2008. They were all accused of belonging to or helping al-Qaeda or the Taliban.

None was charged with any offence or put on trial - some even received apologies when they were released.

Many allegations of ill-treatment appear repeatedly in the interviews: physical abuse, the use of stress positions, excessive heat or cold, unbearably loud noise, being forced to remove clothes in front of female soldiers.


Read more: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/8116046.stm



The official US response? The conditions at Bagram "meet international standards for care and custody". Like hell. Remember, some ex-detainees couldn't talk to the BBC because they were killed in Bagram.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:00 PM
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1. This is going to be very ugly. The stories about Bagram as just as bad
as those about any of the other locations. :(
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laststeamtrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 08:41 PM
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2. K & R - n/t.
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Flaneur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-24-09 11:44 PM
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3. Hello? Too busy decrying Iranian atrocities to decry our atrocities?
Hello?
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