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Afghan Warlord Says He’s Underfed in U.S. Jail

An Afghan tribal leader who was arrested in New York in April on heroin trafficking charges is not getting enough to eat and is hampered from performing Muslim prayers in his prison cell, his lawyer said at a federal court hearing yesterday. The leader, Hajji Bashir Noorzai, is being held in a segregated high-security cell in the Metropolitan Correctional Center in Manhattan, his lawyer, Stephen M. Goldenberg, said. He was arrested April 23 on charges of conspiring to sell more than $50 million in heroin from Afghanistan in the United States in the late 1990’s and using the profits to buy guns and bombs in an “unholy alliance” with the Taliban government and its leader, Mullah Muhammad Omar. Full Story

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