Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Monday, April 14, 2008

Afghans released from Guantanamo re-imprisoned upon return home

Upon their return to Afghanistan from Guantanamo Bay military prison in Cuba, detainees often have their due process rights denied, The Washington Post reported Sunday.

In an effort to reduce the prison population at Guantanamo, 50 detainees have been returned to Afghanistan and put in custody of the Afghan government there since October 2006. At least 32 of the detainees transferred are being held in a high-security prison, many without being formally charged or tried.

“These people have been thrown in to a deeply flawed process that convicts people on inadequate evidence and breaks numerous procedural rules of Afghan law and human rights standards,” said Jonathan Horowitz, and investigator at One World Research, a public interest and human rights advocacy firm.

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