U.S. Monitoring of Detainee
Transfers in Afghanistan
The U.S. and its allies have sent hundreds of captured individuals to the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS), an Afghan agency notorious for torture.
Consistent with its strategy to support reform of the Afghan justice and security sectors, the U.S. should conduct capacity-building and consider a moratorium on transfers to the NDS pending improved detention conditions. It should also take steps to detect and deter abuse by the NDS through robust, intrusive and systematic monitoring, drawing on the experiences of the U.K. and Canada, and international torture prevention standards.
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Read Don't Deliver Afghans to Torture on a Promise Alone, on torture faced by detainees sent to Afghan NDS camps by Australian forces (Sydney Morning Herald, The Age, National Times Online, January, 2011)