Afghan Prisoner Abuse

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Prisoner Abuse

In U.S. Report, Brutal Details of 2 Afghan Inmates' Deaths

A file of an inquiry into the deaths of two detainees at Bagram, Afghanistan, depicts repeated harsh treatment of prisoners. (NY Times)

Interactive Feature: The Bagram File (NY Times)

Qur'an Desecration Report

Red Cross Reported Koran Abuses

The International Committee of the Red Cross said yesterday that it had given the Pentagon "multiple" reports from detainees in Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, that American personnel had mishandled the Koran. The committee said the complaints from detainees then ceased. (NY Times)

Uzbekistan

Uzbekistan Rejects Calls For Investigation

Tashkent shrugs off UN calls for an international investigation into a crackdown on protesters that witnesses say left hundreds of people dead. (The Guardian)

Uzbek Troops Reoccupy Town

Rebel leader held in night raid on border. (The Guardian)

Pakistan

Americans Say They Were Detained, Abused

Two U.S. citizens alleged that they were detained for months and harshly interrogated by Pakistani intelligence and American FBI agents on suspicion of having links to Islamic militants, before being freed without charges and abandoned, blindfolded, on a Karachi street. (LA Times)

Pakistan Says Osama Alive But Al Qaeda Paralyzed

The world's most wanted fugitive is alive and on the run with a small group of fighters, Pakistan's Foreign Minister said, claiming army operations had "paralyzed" al-Qaeda's communication network and its ability to attack. (AP)

Italy

Judge Says Agents of West Took Egyptian

A judge has said foreign agents kidnapped an Egyptian terrorism suspect in Milan two years ago and flew him from a U.S. base to Egypt for questioning. (Reuters)

U.S.

More European Air Data Sought by Security Chief

The secretary of homeland security, Michael Chertoff, said on Thursday that he would ask European leaders to share more data about air passengers and cargo headed to the United States, arguing that providing such information could increase privacy and avoid travel delays. (NY Times)

FBI Makes Database Hacker Raids

FBI agents have searched the property of at least 10 people suspected of involvement in electronic break-ins at the US data broker LexisNexis. (BBC)

Afghanistan

Kidnapper of Italian Aid Worker Issues Death Threat

A man claiming to have abducted an Italian aid worker in Kabul threatened to kill her yesterday unless his demands were met, even though Afghan officials said there was no imminent threat to her life. (AFP)

Thailand

Thai Police Seize Al Qaeda Training Video

An Al Qaeda terror training video has been seized during a police raid on an Islamic school in southern Thailand. (ABC Online Australia)

IRAQ NEWS

Saddam's Disguise Expert Helping Al Zarqawi

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