Monday, 11 February 2013

Half of Afghan prisoners complain of torture

Half of Afghan prisoners complain of torture - Telegraph: "148 of 284 prisoners interviewed complained of torture and mistreatment during arrest or questioning. Of those 136 cases were confirmed, he said.
Two thirds of detainees said they were not given defence lawyers.
International officials in Kabul said they welcomed the findings, but were now waiting to see if police and security chiefs implicated in torture would be fired and prosecuted. In the past, torturers have only been moved on to other police stations, or even promoted."

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