After reports of inhumane treatment, including torture, Coalition countries have halted the transfer of detainees to some Afghan prisons.
According to an anticipated UN report Afghanistan’s domestic spy agency, the NDS, is actively torturing almost a third of the prisoners that have been handed over by NATO. They are also using secret locations to do it. As Newser reports,
Several hundred prisoners interviewed for the report offered “credible and reliable evidence” that more than 50% of them have been abused or tortured. They recounted 14 gruesome methods, including extracting fingernails, twisting genitals, electric shocks, beatings with pipes, and threats of rape and execution, reports Reuters.
An Afghan official is quoted in the report as saying that the NDS has “several secret places in which they detain and torture people.” The official claims the tortured detainees were moved to another building inside the same compound to hide what was being done to them.
Unfortunately this is not exactly breaking news. Coalition countries, including the US halted all transfer of prisoners to Afghanistan after a 2011 report was released accusing the Afghanistan government of torturing hundreds of detainees, some of which were children.