The U.S. prison at Bagram Air Force Base in Afghanistan is as bad as Guantanamo, reports Eliza Griswold in the New Republic. Prisoners are kept in barbed-wire cages, beaten, tortured, raped, and held without promise of trial. But unlike Gitmo, Bagram has no visiting congressional delegations.
Two high-profile habeas corpus cases pleaded in D.C. last month may be drawing international attention to the situation at the prison, Griswold reports. "The nightmare in Guantanamo is something of a picnic compared to Bagram," sayd Eric Lewis, co-counsel in one of the cases. "In Cuba the whole world is watching.