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Torture claims halt MoD transfers to Afghan jails

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‘A determined attempt by the [British] Ministry of Defence to transfer insurgents to Afghan jails was blocked by the high court on Friday after it heard evidence that they would be handed over to a notorious torturer and alleged killer’, the British daily reports. ‘ The court heard how the Foreign Office minister Lady Warsi – the former Conservative Party co-chair – had failed to question assurances by Asadullah Khalid, the head of the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS), even though he was alleged to be widely known to have been personally involved in torture.’

The Guardian, 2 November 2012
‘A determined attempt by the [British] Ministry of Defence to transfer insurgents to Afghan jails was blocked by the high court on Friday after it heard evidence that they would be handed over to a notorious torturer and alleged killer’, the British daily reports. ‘ The court heard how the Foreign Office minister Lady Warsi – the former Conservative Party co-chair – had failed to question assurances by Asadullah Khalid, the head of the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS), even though he was alleged to be widely known to have been personally involved in torture.’

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