Access restricted on Bagram 'tour'

Military opens $60m prison at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan.



    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.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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