15 Pak citizens detained at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan: Brit NGO

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Islamabad, Feb.27 (ANI): A British non-governmental organisation (NGO), Reprieve, has claimed that at least 15 Pakistanis have been detained at the Bagram Air Base in Afghanistan's Parwan province by the US security forces.

Interacting with media persons during a joint press conference here with Defence of Human Rights (a Pakistani NGO) chief Amina Masood Janjoa, Reprieve Director Clive Stafford Smith said the organisation has served a legal notice to the US officials asking them for more information on the detained persons.

Smith also claimed that six Pakistanis are currently languishing at the Guantanamo Bay detention centre.

"The detainees are deprived of basic human and legal rights. The US and the UK governments detained Pakistani citizens in pursuit of their own agendas," The Daily Times quoted Smith, as saying.

He said that about 770 people from different countries were currently detained at the Bagram airbase, while another 195 are locked up at Guantanamo Bay. (ANI)

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