• publish: 3 November 2016
  • time: 7:23 pm
  • category: Politics
  • No: 4545

Some Afghan detainees in Guantanamo are there on hearsay, report says

The US kept eight Afghan prisoners in its Guantanamo Bay facility solely on the basis of “vague accusations” rife with “gross errors of fact,” according to a report published Thursday by a renowned international Afghan think tank.

“Reading through the United States military and court documents outlining the allegations and evidence against these eight men, one enters a Kafkaesque world of strange, vague accusations, rife with hearsay, secret evidence, bad translations, gross errors of fact and testimony obtained under duress and torture”, the 66-page report by the Afghanistan Analysts Network (AAN) said.

According to the report, the US military failed to provide any concrete evidence to substantiate the accusations against the eight detainees in Guantanamo, five of whom remain in the detention camp. about Croatia reported.

“None of these eight Afghans were captured on the battlefield,” said Kate Clark, the author of the study.

“Six were handed over by Pakistan or Afghan forces and two were detained after tip-offs from unknown sources. The basis for their detentions is intelligence only and that intelligence is threadbare,” she continued.

Afghans made up a large proportion of the total number of prisoners held in the Cuba-based prison: 220 of the 781 men detained.

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