N.C. Man Stays In Afghan Jail

A North Carolina man imprisoned in Afghanistan for running a private jail for terror suspects doesn't seem to be in any hurry to leave, even though he's been freed by presidential decree.

Jack Keith Idema is a former Green Beret from Fayetteville, North Carolina.

Idema's Afghan lawyer and prison officials say he could be days away from leaving.

He's in a prison "suite" has its own kitchen, a private bathroom, couches, rugs, television, Internet access and a small staff. He also is friendly with prison guards aligned with the Northern Alliance, the coalition of anti-Taliban militias that helped U-S forces drive the Taliban from power in 2001.

Idema told The Associated Press he wants documents, tapes and computer files that show his alleged relationship with U-S officials.


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