AFGHANISTAN: US abuse of prisoners exposed, again


According to the December 3 Washington Post, a recent classified report found similar abuses existed in Afghanistan's prisons to those in jails in Iraq. The report found that a lack of available guidelines had "created opportunities for abusing the detainees". Such abuses include: unwarranted rectal exams, stripping and humiliating prisoners, slamming prisoners into walls, forcing detainees to maintain painful body positions, shackling detainees to the ceiling and forcing water into detainees' mouths until they couldn't breathe.

From Green Left Weekly, December 8, 2004.
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