March 8, 2004

"Enduring Freedom"

Abuses by U.S. Forces in Afghanistan

I. Summary
II. Background: "Operation Enduring Freedom"
III. Violations by U.S. Forces
Indiscriminate and Excessive Force Used During Arrests
Arbitrary or Mistaken Arrests and Indefinite Detention
Mistreatment in Detention
Bagram airbase
Mistreatment in other facilities
Detainees held by Afghan forces
Deaths in U.S. custody
IV. International Legal Context
V.Conclusions
VI. Recommendations
Appendix:U.S. Criticisms of Mistreatment and Torture Practices
Acknowledgments