January 10, 2014
by Stephen Adelgren
A spokesperson for Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said that the administration would be releasing seventy-two prisoners the United States considers dangerous militants from Bagram prison, stating that there was not enough evidence to continue to hold them. The government said that there ...[read more]
September 5, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
The nonprofit human rights law firm Justice Project Pakistan (JPP) released a report on Thursday detailing the conditions at Bagram Prison in Afghanistan, a facility that detains non-Afghan prisoners of the US despite not being under US control since March. According to the JPP, many of these ...[read more]
June 10, 2013
by G. Redd
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai demanded Saturday that all prisoners of war held by UK forces at Bagram Airfield be released into Afghan custody. The estimated number of detainees is more than 80. Karzai's spokesperson, Aimal Faizi, confirmed that Karzai instructed National Security Advisor ...[read more]
March 25, 2013
by Sarah Posner
The US gave full control of Bagram Prison to Afghanistan on Monday, winding down US military presence in Afghanistan. Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai sought to regain control of the detention center in efforts to reclaim sovereignty over the country, as the US begins withdrawing troops from the ...[read more]
November 19, 2012
by Blake Lynch
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai said Sunday that US forces were capturing and holding Afghans in violation of a detainee transfer pact and that US forces should turn over that responsibility to Karzai's forces. Karzai's statement urged Afghan officials to make efforts towards toward obtaining ...[read more]
November 5, 2012
by Caleb Pittman
JURIST Guest Columnist Kent Roach of the University of Toronto Faculty of Law says that a recent decision by the UK Supreme Court is an important step in the right direction for US detainees who seek "substitute justice" outside of US courts...Yunus Rahmatullah, a Pakistani national, was captured ...[read more]
September 11, 2012
by Julia Zebley
The US handed control of the Parwan prison at Bagram Air Base 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 detainees. Approximately ...[read more]
September 6, 2012
by Brandon Gatto
Government officials from both the US and Afghanistan have said that the American military will maintain control over foreign detainees at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan for the indefinite future, and will also continue holding and screening newly captured Afghans. According to the New York Times, ...[read more]
July 17, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
The US District Court for the District of Columbia heard arguments Monday on whether US courts could hear foreign nationals' challenges to their detention by the US military at Bagram Air Force Base (Bagram) in Afghanistan. District Judge John Bates asked petitioners what conditions had changed ...[read more]
July 10, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
It was reported Monday that the US will retain control of non-Afghan detainees at Parwan Detention Center at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, despite plans to transfer control of the facility to the Afghan government in two months. Under the terms of the agreement with Kabul, the Afghan government ...[read more]

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