Security and Crime
Inmate passes away at Parwan detention facilityBy Javed Hamim Kakar Nov 14, 2011 - 13:29
KABUL (PAN): A detainee succumbed to his injuries at the Bagram detention facility contained by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) in the central province of Parwan, the alliance said on Monday.
In a statement, ISAF said the prisoner died early Sunday morning due to his serious wounds at the Detention Facility in Parwan (DFIP), adding he had been receiving medical care since he was captured on October 25th during a combat operation in eastern Kunar Province.
After receiving initial care in an Afghan hospital, he was transferred for further treatment to Craig Combat Surgical Hospital (CSH) on October 29th.
“On November 3rd, the detainee was deemed stable enough to be transferred to the DFIP’s Medical Housing Unit, where he continued to receive appropriate medical care for his injuries,” it added.
“Early Sunday morning, medical personnel were alerted and responded immediately after the detainee displayed serious medical symptoms. Lifesaving measures were initiated and after all efforts were exhausted, the detainee was pronounced dead.”
The inmate’s remains were being treated with the utmost respect and a cultural advisor was assisting CJIATF-435 to ensure that the remains are handled in a culturally sensitive and religiously appropriate manner, the statement explained.
CJIATF 435 Criminal Investigation Division has initiated an investigation of the incident to determine the cause and manner surrounding the death, it concluded.
Last month, the US troops announced a detainee had died of cancer disease at the detention centre.
The control of the Bagram Jail, where Al Qaeda members and Afghan and foreign Taliban members have been kept, was due to be handed over to Afghan government, but many sections of the facility is still controlled by US soldiers thanks to what they call lack of capability of Afghan forces.