US violated HRs in Bagram, Guantanamo prisons: Tina
22 September, 2012
KABUL: Founder and Executive Director of the International Justice Network (IJN), Tina Foster, has said United States committed human rights violence in Guantanamo and Bagram detention centres.
Addressing a press conference here on Friday, she declared United State the biggest human rights violator and said the inmates of the US-run Guantanamo and Bagram detentions centers had no access to justices which was a clear violation of human rights and international standards. She said the Americans suppressed detainees in Bagram jail by using different tactics which resulted into the death of several prisoners.
She also termed keeping prisoners at Bagram and Guantanamo prisons as illegal and said keeping 600 detainees by US in Bagram jail was violation of US and Afghan government agreement and the US should handed over the detention facility to Afghan government.
The IJN chief executive hailed Afghan government's decision of rejecting US proposal of keeping the prisoners on the pretext of lockup for an unspecified period.
She rejected the system as violation of human rights and said under the same system suspects could kept in the lockup and suppressed for unspecified time, adding that 50 inmates including Arab and Pakistan have been kept in Bagram jail and they have no access to justice.
Lal Gul, head of an Afghan human rights organization, also opposed the system and told AIP that the US-Afghanistan agreement on the transfer of Bagram prison was incomplete and it needed to reviewed.