Wednesday, 7 June 2017

Afghanistan has a torture crisis—Trump must move to confront it

Afghanistan has a torture crisis—Trump must move to confront it | Prospect Magazine

But the country is suffering from another crisis, one that pundits and policymakers rarely mention: torture. According to the UN’s latest report, prisoner abuse in Afghanistan is at its highest level since records began. Of those detained by the police from 2015 to 2016, a stunning 45 per cent reported being tortured or mistreated in custody.

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