Wednesday, July 11, 2012
Following up on another post from last week, news reports now indicate that the United States is refusing to turn over custody of non-Afghan detainees being held at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan to the Afghani government. The United States maintains that although it has an agreement with the Afghanistan government to turn over control of prisons in Afghanistan to the Afghani government in September, the agreement does not apply to foreign nationals being held Bagram Air Base. These detainees are located at the Parwan Detention Center, a portion of the Bagram Air Base that will remain in U.S. hands. The United States has been criticized by human rights groups for its treatment of detainees at the Bagram Air Base.