Afghanistan

U.S. Releases Secret List of Detainees

A secret list of 645 detainees held at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan was released as part of a lawsuit on the government's treatment of terror suspects. Melissa Goodman, a lawyer for the American Civil Liberties Union said, "Hundreds of people have languished at Bagram for years in horrid and abusive conditions, without even being told why they [were] detained or given a fair chance to argue for release." Access to the list will help non-Afghan prisoners challenge their detention in American courts. Those caught in Afghanistan, however, do not have the right to file suit in the United States.