Inmates remain in CIA ‘black jail’

Alissa Rubin; 30/11/09

A US military detention camp in Afghanistan is still holding inmates, sometimes for weeks at a time and without access to the Red Cross, according to human rights researchers and former detainees held at Bagram air base. The site, known to detainees as the black jail, consists of windowless concrete cells, each lit by one bulb glowing 24 hours a day. Detainees said their only human contact was at twice-daily interrogations. ”The black jail was the most dangerous and fearful place,” said Hamidullah, a spare-parts dealer in Kandahar who was detained there in June.

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