The Afghan Review Board has backed down in the face of US military condemnation, and has agreed to hold off on releasing 88 detainees they already cleared, pending further “review.”
The 88 in question were among 650 Bagram capitves that the board has already cleared for release, citing a complete lack of credible evidence against any of them.
The US Army has argued that they wouldn’t have been detaining them for years without charges if they weren’t “dangerous,” and has also insisted the Review Board was never meant to have the power to release anyone, but rather only could choose between prosecuting those for whom evidence exists, or lacking that to carry out “further investigations” to look for some evidence.
The board says it still doesn’t have any evidence on any of the 88 detainees, but has agreed to hold off on releasing them pending any evidence that might turn up at some point in the future.
Last 5 posts by Jason Ditz
- Catalonia Threatens Civil Disobedience as Spain Prepares Takeover - October 23rd, 2017
- Senators 'Stunned' to Learn US Has 1,000 Troops in Niger - October 23rd, 2017
- US to Put Nuclear Bombers Back on 24-Hour Alert - October 23rd, 2017
- Niger Mayor: Villagers Suspected of Helping in Ambush of US Troops - October 23rd, 2017
- Iraqi Troops Build Up Near Key Kurdish Oil Export Pipeline - October 23rd, 2017