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Update 2 on Detainee Deaths in Afghanistan: No Official Comment Until Inquiry Is Complete

Emmanuella Shea
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Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Dec 23, 2008

In the interest of keeping you updated on the strange case of two detainees dying Dec. 18 in a Zabul Province prison — it’s unclear whether they were in the custody of U.S. troops or Afghan police — here’s a response I received early this morning from a spokesman for the U.S. military command in Afghanistan:

Spencer,

We take news like this very seriously. We do not want to speculate about events surrounding the joint investigation. It would be inappropriate for us to provide any further statements until the investigation is completed.

For the record, I wasn’t asking for speculation, I was asking for facts. It’s unclear when the U.S. investigation into the incident will wrap up. I don’t want to inundate you with constant no-comments, but I didn’t want you to think I was letting the story drop. When I have something more substantive I will post that as well.

Emmanuella Shea | Emmanuella Shea is a professional financial analyst with over 9 years of experience in the financial markets. Emmanuella is still concerned about the long-term stability of multimillion-dollar financial portfolios. She is skilled at persuading and manipulating high-ranking individuals in addition to her work as a Financial Analyst. Her decisions are trusted and respected, and her views are highly regarded. Her long-term ambition is to work as a policy advisor at the national level. She wants to use her unwavering dedication and drive to help developing-country people gain more dignity and autonomy.

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