Survivors by Country: Afghanistan
Prisoner of the U.S. at Bagram
Amin al-Bakri is pictured above (left) prior to his abduction by U.S. agents and (right) after 6 years of imprisonment in U.S. custody—first at secret C.I.A. detention sites known for the use of torture in interrogations, and then at Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan, where physical and mental torture have been commonly documented. Since 2002 Amin has been confined virtually incommunicado, without access to counsel and with little contact with his family, except through heavily censored letters, and more recently, through rare, monitored phone calls. In a cry for help, Amin’s father, Mohammed al-Bakri, wrote to President Obama, “These pictures show the heavy toll that Amin’s imprisonment has had on him.” No pictures of Amin have been made available subsequent to the one taken above (right) in 2008.
Afghan Man Taken From His Home Two Years Ago With No Explanation and Held—Incommunicado at Bagram Ever Since
In compliance with a court order, the U.S. Department of Defense, on January 15, 2010, published a list of captives held in the Bagram Theater Internment Facility that included the name Samiullah Jalatzai.
Two years earlier, Samiullah Jalatzai was arrested, at his home, without explanation. He is now being held in the Bagram Theater Internment Facility.