"Taxi to the Dark Side"

Hi Mark,

I thought I’d pass this along, though it is usually outside your purview. Taxi to the Dark Side is a look at US prisons in Afghanistan, Bagram specifically, and innocent men who have died in US military custody there.

It examines a particular case. Great work from Alex Gibney and the BBC.




Over one hundred prisoners have died in suspicious circumstances in U.S. custody during the “war on terror.” “Taxi to the Dark Side” takes an in-depth look at one case: an Afghan taxi driver called Dilawar, who was considered an honest and kind man by the people of his rustic village.

So when he was detained by the U.S military one afternoon, after picking up three passengers, denizens wondered why this man was randomly chosen to be held in prison, and, especially, without trial?

Five days after his arrest Dilawar died in his Bagram prison cell. His

death came within a week of another death of a detainee at Bagram. The conclusion, with autopsy evidence, was that the former taxi driver and the detainee who passed away before him, had died due to sustained injuries inflicted at the prison by U.S. soldiers.

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