Special Reports

June 16, 2008

Day 2: U.S. abuse of detainees was routine at Afghanistan bases

While much of the world's attention has been focused on Guantanamo, the American detention camp at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan was the scene of far greater brutality toward detainees, a McClatchy investigation has found. Guards kicked, kneed and punched many prisoners until they collapsed in pain. U.S. troops hung other detainees by their wrists from the ceiling. Yet the soldiers responsible have escaped serious punishment.

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