U.N. says Afghanistan routinely tortures war suspects.

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posted on Nov, 2 2011 @ 08:39 PM
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On Oct 10, 2011, " UNAMA " released a report which discloses warcrimes and atrocities are being commited against suspected Taliban fighters accused of national security crimes such as: suicide attack facilitators, producers of improvised explosive devices, and others implicated in crimes associated with the armed conflict in Afghanistan.

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Detainees described experiencing torture in the form of suspension (being hung by the wrists from chains or other devices attached to the wall, ceiling, iron bars or other fixtures for lengthy periods) and beatings, especially with rubber hoses, electric cables or wires or wooden sticks and most frequently on the soles of the feet. Electric shock, twisting and wrenching of detainees’ genitals, stress positions including forced standing, removal of toenails and threatened sexual abuse were among other forms of torture that detainees reported. Routine blindfolding and hooding and denial of access to medical care in some facilities were also reported. UNAMA documented one death in ANP and NDS custody from torture in Kandahar in April 2011.

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Today NATO has supplied Afghan Defence Ministry with advanced military equipment worth US$ 2.3 billion.
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The only other link I can locate to support the finding above is here:

Afghan forces to begin second-phase

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KABUL, Nov. 2 (Xinhua) -- Afghan National Security Forces (ANSF) would soon start taking over security responsibility from the NATO- led International Security Assistance Force (ISAF), Defense Ministry spokesman General Zahir Azimi said on Wednesday.

"We are confident that Afghan National Army and police are capable enough to take the security responsibility from the international troops in the second phase of transferring security, which is expected to begin soon," Azimi told reporters here at a press conference.









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posted on Nov, 2 2011 @ 09:13 PM
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U.S. had advance warning of abuse at Afghan prisons:

KABUL — Across the street from U.S. military headquarters in Kabul, shrouded from view by concrete walls, the Afghan intelligence agency runs a detention facility for up to 40 terrorism suspects that is known as Department 124. So much torture took place inside, one detainee told the United Nations, that it has earned another name: “People call it Hell.”

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U.S. Special Operations troops delivered detainees to Department 124. CIA officials regularly visited the facility, which was rebuilt last year with American money, to interrogate high-level Taliban and al-Qaeda suspects, according to Afghan and Western officials familiar with the site. Afghan intelligence officials said Americans never participated in the torture but should have known about it.



posted on Nov, 3 2011 @ 10:40 AM
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ISAF Data Show Night Raids Killed over 1,500 Afghan Civilians

WASHINGTON, Nov 2, 2011 (IPS) - U.S. Special Operations Forces (SOF) killed well over 1,500 civilians in night raids in less than 10 months in 2010 and early 2011, analysis of official statistics on the raids released by the U.S.-NATO command reveals.



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That number would make U.S. night raids by far the largest cause of civilian casualties in the war in Afghanistan. The report by the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan on civilian casualties in 2010 had said the use of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) by insurgents was the leading cause of civilian deaths, with 904.

Except for a relatively few women and children killed by accident, the civilians who died in the raids were all adult males who were counted as insurgents in press releases and official data released by the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF).


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posted on Nov, 4 2011 @ 08:49 PM
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US general fired from Afghan training job for critical remarks about Karzai government.

WASHINGTON - " The top U.S. commander in Afghanistan has fired a senior officer from his job as the No. 2 general in charge of training for making inappropriate public remarks about Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his government. "

General John R. Allen and Major Gen. Peter Fuller.


Fuller was the deputy commander of the NATO training mission in Afghanistan. | AP Photo Close



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Gen. John Allen issued a statement Friday saying that Maj. Gen. Peter Fuller has been relieved of his duties as deputy commander for the Afghan training mission.

n a recent interview with the website Politico, Fuller characterized Afghan leaders as erratic, ungrateful and isolated from reality. The interview quotes him as saying Afghan leaders don't fully recognize America's sacrifices on their country's behalf.


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posted on Nov, 5 2011 @ 11:12 AM
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A U.N. study points to compelling evidence of systematic torture and ill-treatment by Afghan intelligence officers,using methods such as beating suspects with cables,giving them electric shocks and twisting their genitals.



Abuse had occured in 47 facilities across 22 Afghan provinces,using methods such as stress positions and hanging detainees by their wrists.

The report raises questions over U.S. funding and training of Afghan security forces.


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