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Karzai Demands U.S. Hand Over Bagram Prison

KABUL , Afghanistan -- President Hamid Karzai demanded Thursday that the U.S. detention center at Bagram Air Base be handed over to Afghan control within a month, along with all Afghan citizens held by the coalition troops across the nation.A presidential statement said Thursday that keeping Afghan citizens imprisoned without trial violates the country's constitution, as well as international human rights conventions.The prison, inside the sprawling U.S. base at Bagram north of Kabul, abuts a a well-known public detention center known as Parwan, which is run jointly by Afghan authorities and the U.S. military.It's unclear how many high-value detainees are being held at the U.S. facility. Human rights groups have claimed that detainees were menaced, forced to strip naked and kept in solitary confinement in windowless cells.A statement from Karzai's office said he issued instructions to a commission consisting of the ministers of defense, interior and justice, as well as other top govern...

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