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Afghan Officials deny UN report on prisoners torture

By Ghanizada - Wed Oct 12 2011, 10:09 am

Wednesday, October 12, 2011 – Ministry of Interior Affairs of Afghanistan denied the allegations of a recent UN report regarding the torture and humiliation of detainees in Afghan cells.

Afghan Interior Affairs Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi while speaking during a press conference denied the findings of the report and said, the publication of such reports could destroy trust between the population and police.

Meanwhile, Afghan Intelligence Agency, National Directorate for Security (NDS) also denied the allegations.

Afghan Interior Affairs Ministry spokesman, Sediq Sediqi said, such cases have not been witnessed in Afghan police detention centers and we refuse the findings of the report.

This comes as the United Nations following its latest report said; prisoners handed over by foreign troops into Afghan custody are being subjected to systematic torture by Afghan interrogators and security officials.

The report reveals serious deficiencies in Afghan security institutions, primarily the intelligence agency known as the National Directorate of Security and the Afghan National Police, organizations that are set to increasingly gain responsibility as the US military begins its withdrawal from Afghanistan.

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