Afghan Prison Deaths Linked to Abu Ghraib
The U.S.has been investigating the deaths of two prisoners at Bagram Collection Point in Afghanistan in 2002. It turns out that there are links between military intelligence officers at the Bagram detention facility and Abu Graib.
For both of the Afghan prisoners, who died in a center known as the Bagram Collection Point, the cause of death listed on certificates signed by American pathologists included blunt force injuries to their legs. Interrogations at the center were supervised by Company A, 519th Military Intelligence Battalion, which moved on early in 2003 to Iraq, where some of its members were assigned to the Joint Interrogation and Debriefing Center at Abu Ghraib. Its service in Afghanistan was known, but its work at Bagram at the time of the deaths has now emerged in interviews with former prisoners, military officials and from documents.
....In Iraq, at least three members of the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion who had been assigned to the joint interrogation center at Abu Ghraib have been quietly disciplined for conduct involving the abuse of a female Iraqi prisoner there, an Army spokesman said....At least one officer, Capt. Carolyn A. Wood, served in supervisory positions at the interrogation units both at the Bagram Collection Point from July 2002 to December 2003 and then again at the joint center at Abu Ghraib, according to Army officials.
Two other prisoners, who survived Bagram and were sent to Guantanamo, and were later released after the U.S. determined they had done nothing wrong (and provided them with letters to that effect) described their treatment at Bagram:
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