U.S., Britain Accused of Running “Secret Prisons” in Afghanistan

Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai demanded an explanation from the U.S. and British governments after a report by his government alleged both countries ran “secret prisons” where inmates are detained without trial. Abdul Shukoor Dadras, a member of the commission that presented the report, told NBC News that four of the sites were run by U.S. forces and two others by British forces. U.S. defense officials told NBC News the facilities were mainly used as temporary detention facilities for suspected terrorists or criminals before their formal transfer to Afghan authorities.

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