U.N. Report Finds Widespread Torture

    Members of the Afghan National Police (ANP) march during a graduation ceremony at a police training centre in Herat on January 10, 2013. The cadets have to complete an eight week course before graduation.  Previously the training had been by Afghan staff and forces from NATO's ISAF coalition but now it is run by Afghan personnel alone.  AFP PHOTO/ Aref Karimi        (Photo credit should read Aref Karimi/AFP/Getty Images)

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    A new U.N. report claims that widespread torture and abuse of detainees continues at Afghan police and intelligence facilities. Earlier this month President Hamid Karzai said that all detainees held by the U.S. and its allies would be transferred to Afghan custody. But the new allegations of torture could make such a transfer illegal. The 100-page report, which will be released on Monday, was based on several hundred interviews and about half of the interviewed detainees and former detainees alleged torture or abuse. In 2011, a similar report caused the U.S. to halt transfers of detainees to nine Afghan facilities.

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