50 min -Jamie
directed by Irish filmmaker and former BBC producer Jamie Doran,
the film tells the story of thousands of prisoners who
surrendered to the US military's Afghan allies after the siege
of Kunduz. According to the film, some three thousand of the
prisoners were forced into sealed containers and loaded onto
trucks for transport to Sheberghan prison. When the prisoners
began shouting for air, U.S.-allied Afghan soldiers fired
directly into the truck, killing many of them.
suffered through an appalling road trip lasting up to four days,
so thirsty they clawed at the skin of their fellow prisoners as
they licked perspiration and even drank blood from open wounds.
Witnesses say that when the trucks arrived and soldiers opened
the containers, most of the people inside were dead. They also
say US Special Forces re-directed the containers carrying the
living and dead into the desert and stood by as survivors were
shot and buried. Now, up to three thousand bodies lie buried in
a mass grave.
rights groups and lawyers are calling for an investigation but
the U.N. special envoy to Afghanistan refuses any U.N.-backed
investigation until the Afghan government can protect witnesses.
Two of the witnesses in the film have already been killed.
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