Former prisoners say they were tortured at Bagram airbase

U.S. military denies the existence of secret prison

According to witnesses interviewed by the BBC, Afghan detainees are being tortured at a secret prison at Bagram airbase. Former prisoners at the undocumented site say they were subjected to harsh temperatures and sleep deprivation before being transferred to the base’s main detention center. “They call it the Black Hole,” said Sher Agha who spent six days in the facility last autumn. “When they released us they told us we should not tell our stories to outsiders because that will harm us.” The abuses have all reportedly taken place since the election of Barack Obama, who promised to end U.S.-sanctioned torture of terror suspects and are said to be still occurring.

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