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Military opens $60m prison at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan.
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2009 14:13



Barack Obama, the US president, has pledged to close down Guantanamo Bay, the military prison in Cuba.

But in Afghanistan, hundreds of people are still detained without charge at a "secret" prison in Bagram airbase, the largest US military hub in the region.

The US authorities recently permitted journalists to see the updated and expanded facility, which cost nearly $60m.

James Bays joined the tour and sent this report.

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Al Jazeera
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