Wednesday, March 4, 2015
UNAMA Torture Report
The United Nations has released a report about torture in Afghanistan. Seems that some detainees are still 'roughly handled' but not as many as before. Read more in "UN: Torture 'regular and prevalent' in Afghanistan", Stars and Stripes, February 25, 2015. The Afghans have responded to the report with this online message posted on February 25, 2015 on the "Office of the President" website. As a result of the report the Afghans are launching a new program called "National Program for Elimination of Torture". The program will be implemented in coordination with Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, Civil Society organizations, and other relevant international partners.