KABUL - President Hamid Karzai has assigned a commission to transfer the Bagram Prison fully to Afghan government control within a month time effective Saturday.
A meeting chaired by the President this morning (05 January) heard a briefing by Gul Rahman Qazi, the chairman of the Constitutional Oversight Commission on a report on Bagram detention facility and the condition of its inmates.
The report details many cases of violations of Afghan Constitution and other applicable laws of the country, the relevant international conventions and human rights.
The President re-assigned the same Commission initially tasked on January 9th, 2010 to complete the transfer of the prison from the Americans within one year from January 2011 until January 2012.
In consistence with the previous agreement on the transfer of the prison and all prisoners in foreign hand, the commission was instructed to complete the full takeover process within a month time starting today (05 January) so that any more breach of the Afghan sovereignty can be avoided.
The Commission is chaired by the Defense Minister and consists of Ministers of Justice and Interior, the Attorney General, the NDS Director General, Representative of the Supreme Court and Director General of the High Office of Oversight and shall complete its work within one month and report back to the President.