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Torture in Afghan Prisons Exposed


“Hypocritical and manipulative” were the words used by insurgent leaders to describe NATO reports on torture in prisons in the Afghan provinces of Herat, Khost, Lagman, Kapisa and Takhar.

According to statements attributed to Taliban leader Mullah Mohammad Omar, the main source of brutality, torture and tyranny is the foreign occupation forces.

The UN mission in Afgnanistan, UNAMA, says that prisoners are beaten and tortured in prisons run by the Afghan secret police, secret service and foreign advisors.

The UN report, to which the Afghan insurgency added its own remarks, forced the NATO command to investigate the claims and suspend the transfer of prisoners to prisons in those provinces.

Repeated complaints by insurgents indicate that “Department 124″ is a place where intense, sophisticated torture of alleged terrorists takes place, following direct orders from the U.S. military base in Bagram.

(Prensa Latina)

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