Afghanistan needs to do more to end torture, says UN report

Georgette Gagnon at UNAMA press conference. Photo: UNAMA/Fardin Waezi

Authorities in Afghanistan need to do more to end torture and ill-treatment of conflict-related detainees, says a UN report released on Wednesday.

The report, by the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) is based on interviews with 790 detainees.

It says that there has been some progress in ending torture in detention facilities and the new administration is committed to accelerate its efforts to fully eliminate it.

To find out more about the report, Derrick Mbatha spoke on the line to the Afghan capital, Kabul, with Georgette Gagnon, a human rights expert at UNAMA and first asked her if torture in detention is a serious problem in the country.

Duration: 4’44″

 

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