The Fund for Investigative Journalism

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    2010 America's Secret Afghan Prisons ANAND GOPAL — Anand Gopal’s article in The Nation exposed how innocent people were killed in U.S. military raids on homes in Afghanistan; others disappeared following the raids. Conducted at night, these raids are even more feared and hated than Coalition air strikes. Gopal also investigates detainee abuse in secret jails on US military bases in Afghanistan. He reports that prisoner mistreatment shifted to these remote secret “field detention sites” after abuses were exposed at the Bagram Air Base prison. The story, America’s Secret Afghan Prisons prompted a re-examination of U.S. battlefield detention methods in Afghanistan by U.S. military leadership.