US military jails 'black holes', say US lawyers for Afghan reporter

"Many people in Afghanistan and in Iraq that have been targeted for detention are local journalists covering the conflict in their own country," said another prominent US human rights lawyer, Barbara J. Olshansky.

When the United States detains reporters, photographers, camera operators and holds them for long period without charge for any offence and without trials and without any evidence, we know that part of the goal is to just shut people up," she said.

The intention was to "make sure that the people of those countries and the United States do not know what is going on," she alleged.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

Out of sight, out of mind, and out of the consciousness of most of the American and Afghani people; precisely where this government wants reporters who don't regurgitate the official line on command.

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