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U.S. Knew All About Private Jail in Kabul, American Tells Court

Jonathan “Jack” Idema, the American accused of illegally detaining and torturing prisoners in a private jail in Afghanistan, testified in court Monday that he could prove U.S. and Afghan authorities were fully aware of his actions and accused the FBI of confiscating evidence that would support his claim. Idema, who frequently interrupted the judge and laughed in apparent disgust at the proceedings, said FBI agents in Kabul had seized hundreds of documents, photographs and videotapes from his base here that showed “constant contacts” between him and U.S. military and intelligence officials this spring and summer. Full Story

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