US Ends Control Of Afghan prison

WASHINGTON (AP) – U.S. military officials say the United States on Wednesday released the final detainees from the Parwan Detention Center in Afghanistan, ending the U.S. operation of any prisons in the country after more than a decade of war.

Officials say the final three detainees have been released. Two, including Redha al-Najar, were transferred into Afghan custody for possible prosecution, while the third wasn’t considered a threat and is seeking resettlement in another country.

Al-Najar was the subject of “enhanced interrogation” techniques by the CIA, according to the newly released Senate Intelligence Committee report.

U.S. officials have been working to transfer all remaining detainees before the end of this year when the U.S. combat mission ends. Officials spoke on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to discuss the matter publicly.

 

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