Afghan intelligence and police guilty of torture

An inmate at Dai Kundi Central Prison in Nili, Afghanistan

Prisoners suspected of being Taliban fighters or implicated in crimes associated with the armed conflict in Afghanistan are being 'systematically tortured' while in the hands of Afghan police or intelligence agents.

That's according to a new report by the United Nations Assistance Mission to Afghanistan (UNAMA).

Half of the 400 detainees interviewed in Afghan prisons are said to have suffered abusive interrogation practices aimed at obtaining a confession.

Georgette Gagnon, UNAMA's director for human rights described to Aditya Mehta some of the forms of abuse the prisoners experienced.

Duration:  3’17″

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