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Monday, March 10, 2003

Media: deaths in custody

The New York Times and other media report on at least two deaths of detainees held in US custody at Bagram Air Base, Afghanistan. Officially described as deaths by "natural causes", however a document produced by relatives of one of the deceased will describe his death as homicide, a result of "blunt force injuries to the lower extremities complicating coronary artery disease".

On 20 May 2005, The New York Times will publish a lengthy article naming the men and describing how they were killed. There stories are now contained in separate posts: Dilawar, and Habibullah.


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