Yemeni Client Released from Bagram Reunited with His Family in Yemen

September 8, 2014, New York, NY. Amin al-Bakri has finally been reunited with his family in his homeland of Yemen. The Yemeni national had been imprisoned by the U.S. military at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan for over a decade without charge, access to legal counsel, or a meaningful opportunity to challenge his imprisonment. The U.S. government transferred him to Yemeni custody on August 25, 2014, and Yemeni authorities released him to his family three days later, the family has just confirmed. Fadi al-Maqaleh, the other Yemeni prisoner at Bagram, was also released and reunited with his family on the same day as Mr. al-Bakri. The men’s transfer from Bagram to Yemen marked the first time the U.S. government has repatriated Yemeni nationals from an overseas military prison since 2010.

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

in New York
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.

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