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KABUL, Afghanistan - An Afghan delegation returning from a 10-day visit to the U.S. detention center at Guantanamo Bay said Wednesday that prison conditions there were "humane."
The head of the delegation, Abdul Jabar Sabhet of the Interior Ministry, said the delegation was given the chance to speak freely with all 96 Afghan prisoners about their living conditions. Sabhet said there were "only one or two" complaints.
"Conditions of the jail was humane. There were rumors in this country about that. It was wrong. What we have seen was OK," he said.
Originally posted by ferretman2
I guess I was wrong........only one other person replied...........
I guess the truth hurts and 'they' can't find an anti-american view with this.......
Journalists Forced Off Guantanamo
The four were covering the suicides at the island prison. The Pentagon, citing other requests for access, says it's only fair.
Editors at the Los Angeles Times and two other newspapers protested the Pentagon decision to expel their reporters Wednesday from Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where the journalists were reporting on the weekend suicides of three prisoners.
Journalists from The Times, the Miami Herald and the Charlotte (N.C.) Observer had received permission from the prison's commander to be at the U.S. facility, where terrorism suspects are held and interrogated. The three reporters and an Observer photographer left the island Wednesday on orders from the Pentagon.
Pentagon records show desperation at Guantanamo: ACLU
WASHINGTON (AFP) - The Pentagon's own records show inmates were desperate before three committed suicide at a US jail in Guantanamo, a US rights group said, when the papers were made public.
"These documents are the latest evidence of the desperate and immoral conditions that exist at Guantanamo Bay," American Civil Liberties Union Executive Director Anthony Romero said.
"The injustices at Guantanamo (Cuba) need to be remedied before other lives are lost," he said in a statement.
Some 1,000 pages made public include a medical report from April 29, 2003, on a previous suicide attempt with a towel.
The patient was in a "vegetative state" from a brain injury after the hanging, the report said