Bagram: America’s best-kept Afghan secret


The US military’s Bagram detention facility in Afghanistan is hidden behind a wall of secrecy and considered by many to be more questionable than the detention facility at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba.

Debra Sweet, the director of The World Can’t Wait, said that those held at Bagram are unknowns – who they are is not disclosed, and the charges they face are not disclosed.

“The world wants to know who is being held there and why,” said Sweet.

There are allegations of secret prison practices, harsh interrogations and conditions far worse than those at Guantanamo Bay.

The Obama administration refuses to make public details about the detention facility, and also continues to deny habeas corpus rights to those held there.

“The argument that the Obama administration is making, as I understand it, is this is an active warzone, therefore we don’t have to give rights that anyone on US soil would be guaranteed,” said Sweet.

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