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Legal News
19 Nov 2014
by Addison Morris

[JURIST] A UK judge on Wednesday ruled that Yunus Rahmatullah [JURIST news archive], a Pakistani man held and detained for 10 years by UK and US forces in Afghanistan, could take legal action against the UK. The British Defense Ministry [official website] denied involvement with the case, arguing that the … [read more]


Legal News
31 Oct 2012
by Maureen Cosgrove

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of the UK [official website] on Wednesday quashed [judgment, PDF] a request for release from a 30-year-old individual detained by US officials at an Afghan prison. Yunus Rahmatullah, a citizen of Pakistan, was arrested by British forces in 2004 and was subsequently transferred to US officials … [read more]


Legal News
11 Sep 2012
by Julia Zebley

[JURIST] The US handed control of the Parwan prison at Bagram Air Base [official website; JURIST news archive] over to Afghanistan officials Monday, although the US retains control of 600 prisoners. These prisoners include Afghani detainees that the US fears will not be handled appropriately, as well as 50 Pakistani … [read more]


Legal News
6 Sep 2012
by Brandon Gatto

[JURIST] Government officials from both the US and Afghanistan have said that the American military will maintain control over foreign detainees [NYT report] at Bagram Air Base [official website; JURIST news archive] in Afghanistan for the indefinite future, and will also continue holding and screening newly captured Afghans. According to … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jul 2012
by Dan Taglioli

[JURIST] It was reported Monday that the US will retain control of non-Afghan detainees [The Times report] at Parwan Detention Center at Bagram Air Base [official website; JURIST news archive] in Afghanistan, despite plans to transfer control of the facility to the Afghan government in two months. Under the terms … [read more]


Legal News
5 Jul 2012
by Sung Un Kim

[JURIST] The Supreme Court of the UK [official website] on Monday began its two-day hearing in the case of a 29-year-old individual detained by US officials at an Afghan prison. Yunus Rahmatullah, a citizen of Pakistan, was arrested by British forces in 2004 and subsequently transferred to US officials who … [read more]


Academic Commentary
1 Jun 2010

JURIST Special Guest Columnist Andrea Prasow, senior counter-terrorism counsel at Human Rights Watch, says that while the new system of Detainee Review Boards at Bagram is a significant improvement over past US practice, the US and its coalition partners need to do much more to get a functioning Afghan judicial … [read more]


Legal News
11 May 2010
by Jaclyn Belczyk

[JURIST] The International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) [official website] has confirmed the existence of a secret detention facility at Bagram Air Base [official website; JURIST news archive], according to a Tuesday BBC News report [text]. The BBC reported last month that nine Afghan witnesses have claimed that they … [read more]


Legal News
15 Apr 2010
by Andrea Bottorff

[JURIST] Nine Afghan witnesses have claimed that they were held and tortured in a secret US prison at the Bagram Air Base [official website; JURIST news archive] in Afghanistan, according to a BBC report Thursday. The witnesses say that they were allegedly captured by American forces and taken to a … [read more]


Legal News
10 Jan 2010
by Ximena Marinero

[JURIST] Afghan officials on Saturday signed [press release] a memorandum of understanding to delineate the process through which Afghanistan will take over the US military's Parwan Detention Center that was formerly housed at Bagram Air Base [official website; JURIST news archive]. The transfer of responsibilities may take place within six … [read more]


Legal News
16 Nov 2009
by Patrice Collins

[JURIST] International human rights officials toured the new US detention facility in Parwan, Afghanistan, at the edge of Bagram Air Base [official website] on Sunday. The new facility [NYT report], which has room for 1,400 detainees, is part of the Obama administration's wider efforts to improve its Afghan detainee system … [read more]

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