A Rare Look Inside Bagram Air Base and Claims of Abuse at a 'Secret Jail'

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

For many, the prison on Bagram air base in Afghanistan is synonymous with a dark period in U.S. military history. In 2002, two prisoners were killed in the Bagram prison while in U.S. custody after being suspended from the ceilings of their cells and brutally beaten.

The BBC’s Hilary Andersson gained rare access to the new prison on the Bagram air base, and also spoke to ex-prisoners who claim they have been abused in a separate "secret jail" at the Bagram air base.

The abuses are all said to have taken place since President Obama was elected, promising to end torture. Hilary Andersson tells us what she saw at Bagram and what she heard from ex-prisoners.

Guests:

Hilary Andersson

Produced by:

Kate McGough

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