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Good & Surprising News from Bagram Prison


By War Criminals Watch - Posted on 28 August 2014

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. 

This is a very joyous day,” said Tina Monshipour Foster, Attorney and Executive Director of IJN. “Mr. al-Maqaleh and Mr. al-Bakri have been victims of grave human rights violations at the hands of the U.S. government, including torture and extraordinary rendition, and we are absolutely thrilled that their abusive and unlawful imprisonment at Bagram has come to an end” Foster said.   “On behalf of our clients, we wish to express our deep gratitude to the many people around the world who have been fighting for the rights of prisoners held by the U.S. military at Bagram and Guantánamo. This is a bright day in an otherwise dark era.”
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