August 23, 2014

Karzai orders immediate probe into prisoners torture

By Sayed Jawad - Tue Jan 22 2013, 8:28 pm

Karzai blames foreignersAfghan president Hamid Karzai following a decree has ordered to immediately investigate torture of prisoners by Afghan security forces in Afghan jails.

This comes as United Nations following a report informed of significant torture of the prisoners.

According to the report UN has interviewed around 635 prisoners who have confessed that they have either been tortured or humiliated by Afghan police and prison guards.

Afghan presidential palace media office following a statement announced president Hamid Karzai has appointed a delegation to investigate torture, humiliation and sexual abuse of the prisoners.

The source further added delegation is led by Abdul Qadir Adalatkha deputy chief for Afghan constitution implementation and supervision commission.

The delegation is expected to investigate all prisons under the control of Afghan police and Afghan spy agency, the statement released by presidential palace added.

The statement also added that the delegation has been appointed to identify those involved behind the torture of the prisoners and present its report to president Hamid Karzai within the next two weeks.

This comes as prisons transfer to Afghan security forces has been one of the controversial issues between Kabul and Washington.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai has repeatedly emphasized that the control of the prisons by Afghan security forces relates to the sovereignty of Afghanistan and urged Washington to transfer all detainees to Afghan forces.

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