Free Speech Radio News - Published online on September 17, 2013
Several prisoners held for more than a decade by the US government at Bagram prison in Afghanistan are challenging their detention in a Washington, DC court. Known as “the other Guantanamo,” the US turned over partial control to Afghan authorities last year but continues to detain a number of people without charge, including two men from Yemen, one from Tunisia and a teenager from Pakistan. Attorneys with international human rights groups argued for their clients release in a DC federal court today, saying they were illegally rendered into a war zone and are now being denied due process. FSRN’s Alice Ollstein was at the court hearing this morning and brings us this report.