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Group Says Flimsy Evidence Used to Hold Afghans in Guantanamo for Years

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Voice of America, 3 November 2016

Extensive article on AAN’s latest report includes an official ‘response’ by the US Department of Defence:

The Afghan case files are “full of mistakes, bad translations and fanatical allegations, and evidence made up of hearsay, double hearsay, unsubstantiated intelligence reports and testimony from those who were tortured,” asserted Kate Clark, the report author and a senior researcher at AAN.

When asked about the report, U.S. Defense Department spokeswoman Lt. Col. Valerie Henderson said, “The Department of Defense is committed to treating all detainees humanely, and in accordance with all applicable domestic law and policy and international obligations, including Common Article 3 of the Geneva Conventions.”