Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

US halts Afghan prisoner transfers over torture concerns, report says

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Stars and Stripes, 17 January 2013
In this report about another glitch in US-Afghan relations over prisoners, AAN’s Kate Clark is quoted as calling Afghan officials’ claims that allegations of torture in the country’s prisons are wrong, as not credible. She adds that ‘It looks like something has gone wrong with the ISAF program to stop these abuses. They haven’t done enough in the past and, from what’s being reported, they still aren’t.’ Clark also says that the issue goes beyond questions of human rights and that ISAF should be concerned also with the effects abuses can have on the battlefield. ‘One of the factors that’s contributing to the insurgency is maltreatment of prisoners.’

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ISAF Human Rights Torture