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U.S. transfers Bagram prison to Afghan control

The United States handed control of the controversial giant Bagram jail and its 3,000 suspected Taliban inmates to Afghan authorities on Monday, amid concerns the transfer could leave prisoners vulnerable to further rights abuses.


U.S. sends 12 Gitmo detainees to home nations

The U.S. has transferred a dozen Guantanamo detainees to Afghanistan, Yemen and the Somaliland region.


12 Prisoners Escape Afghanistan Jail Through Tunnel

A dozen prisoners escaped jail through a tunnel they dug from their cell to the outside in western Afghanistan, police said Saturday.


Pentagon to release alleged abuse photos

Pentagon to release alleged abuse photos

The Pentagon will release hundreds of photographs showing alleged abuse of prisoners in detention in Iraq and Afghanistan between 2001 and 2006, Pentagon officials said Friday, but they said the photos did not show a systemic problem.


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