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UN Says Detainees Tortured in Afghan Jails

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 11:10 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says Afghan authorities have been “systematically” torturing detainees in Afghan jails, including those under the age of 18. UNAMA surveyed 379 pre-trial detainees and prisoners at 47 facilities run by the Afghan National Police (ANP) and by the country’s intelligence agency — the National Directorate of Security (NDS) — in 22 provinces. […]

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UN Says Detainees Tortured in Afghan Jails

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 9:05 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says detainees in Afghan jails have been tortured, but that this mistreatment is not a result of government policy. UNAMA surveyed 379 pre-trial detainees and prisoners at 47 facilities run by the Afghan National Police (ANP) and by the country’s intelligence agency — the National Directorate of Security (NDS) — in 22 […]

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UN Says Detainees Tortured in Afghan Jails

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 8:20 am (UTC-5)
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The United Nations says detainees in Afghan jails have been tortured, but that this mistreatment is not a result of government policy. In a report released Monday, the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan said it found almost half of the 273 conflict-related detainees interviewed had experienced torture, as defined under international law. UNAMA surveyed prisoners […]

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Bahrain Releases Two Former Lawmakers After Unrest

Posted August 7th, 2011 at 4:35 pm (UTC-5)
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Bahrain has released a group of detainees, including two former Shi’ite lawmakers, who were arrested in the wake of widespread anti-government protests in the Gulf State earlier this year. The official Bahrain News Agency says lawmakers Jawad Fairooz and Matar Matar, former MPs from the kingdom’s largest Shi’ite party, Wefaq, were released from jail on […]

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