"Harsh Detention for Afghan Prisoners" (Terrorism: Essential Primary Sources)
Terrorism, law, and social values
By: BBC News
Date: January 16, 2002
Source: "Harsh Detention for Afghan Prisoners," as published by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC News), and available online at: <<a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/1752863.stm" target="_blank">http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/1752863.stm>.
About the Author: BBC News is a world-wide news gathering network headquartered in London and is sponsored by the government of the United Kingdom.
On January 11, 2002 Camp X-Ray in Guatanamo Bay, Cuba, became the temporary detention center for suspected members of the Taliban government and al-Qaeda terrorist group members who were captured during the United States invasion of Afghanistan. Camp X-Ray stirred debate about the role of the Geneva Conventions (an international agreement barring torture, abuse, and indeterminate detention of prisoners of war) in modern warfare.
The human rights of detainees was complicated because they were not granted prisoner of war status. Individuals...
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