IJN Announces Release of Yemeni Clients Repatriated from Bagram to Yemen

August 26, 2014, New York, NY. The International Justice Network (IJN) is delighted to announce that two of its clients,Fadi al-Maqaleh and Amin al-Bakri, have been released from Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan, were they had been imprisoned without charge for over a decade. On the evening of August 25, 2014, the U.S. government transferred the two Yemeni nationals to the custody and control of the Yemeni government.  The transfer is the first time that a detainee has been transferred from U.S. military custody to Yemen since 2010.

Revealed: The Hunger Strikes of America's Most Secret Foreign Prisoners

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The Guardian, Wednesday 16 July 2014 09.19 EDT

Sometimes they stopped eating to protest unclean drinking water. Other times they stopped eating because their comrades were placed in segregated housing. Still other times they stopped eating out of dissatisfaction with their access to the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), their only source of connection to their families and the outside world.

Without any visibility beyond the walls of their prison, non-Afghan detainees that the US holds in almost complete secrecy in Afghanistan have engaged in hunger strikes, the Guardian has confirmed. The hunger strikes are reminiscent, on smaller scale, of those at Guantánamo Bay that seized the world's attention last year.

U.S. Operates Facility More Secretive Than Gitmo

RT America

Published on Jun 3, 2014

The US operates a detention facility more secretive than Guantanamo Bay on the outskirts of Bagram airfield in Afghanistan. Nearly completely cutoff from the world, around 50 prisoners are held at the Parwan Detention Facility. One of the only things known about the detainees is that they are not Afghani citizens. What will happen to these prisoners after the US pulls its forces out of the country is also unknown. RT's Ameera David discusses the secretive facility and the fate of its inmates with Golnaz Fakhimi, staff attorney at the International Justice Network.

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