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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 11:49 AM
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ANDY WORTHINGTON has generated a prisoner list for BAGRAM.
Edited on Tue Jan-26-10 11:59 AM by EFerrari
From the link:

Although I believe that I have had some success tracking down the stories of some of the 100 or so prisoners on the list who have been held at Bagram for between three and seven years, I have found few clues as to the identities of the majority of those listed, who, as mentioned above, were seized in the last two years. Most reports by the US military or the media of raids or skirmishes that led to the capture of those held have not furnished the names of those seized, and on the rare occasion that names have been provided it has tended to be because they are regarded as significant figures.

I have no idea whether the allegations against these men are true, but, more importantly, I have not failed to notice that the majority of the prisoners (often men identified by only one name) are clearly not significant figures at all, and my fear which, I have no doubt, will be confirmed when more information emerges is that many of them will be revealed to be victims of the same chaotic approach to the capture of prisoners that has done so much to lose the battle for the hearts and minds of the people of Afghanistan and Iraq for the last eight years, and which, with regard to the 218 prisoners seized in Afghanistan between 2001 and 2003 and sent to Guantnamo, I chronicled in The Guantnamo Files.

A clear sign that this is indeed the case came in August 2009, when Maj. Gen. Doug Stone, commissioned by Gen. David Petraeus to review detention policies in Afghanistan, produced a report in which he estimated that as many as 400 of the 600 held at Bagram can be released, explaining that many of these men were swept up in raids and have little connection to the insurgency.

If you have any further information about any of these men, please feel free to email me, and I will incorporate the information into the list.

http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/bagram-the-first-ever-... /

(The list itself follows the snip above)

Please help me kick so more DUers can see. TIA :hi:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:34 PM
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OnyxCollie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 12:58 PM
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2. K&R. nt
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Individualist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 01:01 PM
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3. K&R
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laylah Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 01:07 PM
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4. K&R nt
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Flaneur Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 01:09 PM
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5. Like the US doesn't create enough prisoners right here at home.
Being the world's number 1 jailer isn't good enough for us? We must export our prison mania?

If the US had its way, we'd be going from Incarceration Nation to--dare I say it?--Prison Planet.
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 01:45 PM
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7. No kidding. I've been especially worried about the people held at Bagram
because it gets no coverage unlike Gitmo.

:shrug:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 01:44 PM
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6. Thank you for the kicks and recs and for supporting this story.
:loveya:
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EFerrari Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jan-26-10 03:21 PM
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8. One more kick for the evening crew.
:kick:
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autorank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jan-27-10 12:40 AM
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9. It's time to get out of the prisoner business
This is no way to conduct a foreign policy, a national security program, or a law enforcement effort.

The policy makers are 100% responsible for this.

Hit the SmirkingChimp link if you can: http://smirkingchimp.com/news/26358
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