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Wednesday, October 10, 2012

UN claimed Afghanistan prisoners faced abuse, torture
Katherine Bacher at 12:00 AM ET

On October 10, 2011, a report released by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) stated that some prisoners in Afghan-run detention centers were being beaten and tortured. The report also stated that approximately half of the population in the detention center had been interrogated via techniques involving torture. The UNAMA has recommended that the Afghan government reduce the abuse in these facilities, although Afghanistan has continued to receive criticism for reported human rights violations. Prior reports have indicated that these human rights violations have been ongoing issues and affect a great deal of the Afghan population.

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