U.S. Hands Over Bagram Prison

    A US captain is silhouetted as he looks on during a media tour of Bagram prison, north of Kabul, on November 15, 2009. A human rights group is calling on the United States to develop a new detention policy with Kabul for a US military prison in Afghanistan dubbed the "Afghan Guantanamo." The detention center located at Bagram Air Base north of Kabul holds some 600 detainees captured by US forces in Afghanistan.  AFP PHOTO/Massoud HOSSAINI (Photo credit should read MASSOUD HOSSAINI/AFP/Getty Images)

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    American forces on Monday handed over to Afghanistan control of Bagram Prison, the last facility that was under the U.S.’s oversight. Control over the facility, which was once located on an American Air Force base and has been called “Afghanistan’s Guantánamo,” has caused tension between the two countries as the U.S. prepares to fully withdraw forces from Afghanistan by 2014. The transfer had been delayed after the U.S. insisted certain inmates were too dangerous to be released. The jail has been renamed the Afghan National Detention Facility at Parwan, and an official transfer ceremony took place Monday.

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