A UN report released on Wednesday said that tortures and mistreatment of detainees in the Afghan conflict fell in 2013-2014 compared to the previous two years, although it persists, according to one third of prisoners.
790 detainees interviewed by the UN, 278 (35%), said they had been abused by the Afghan security forces, a drop of 14 points.
The same can be “partially attributed” to government efforts to minimize this practice, for example, by installing cameras in some detention centers.
The previous report of the United Nations Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), published in January 2013, showed that nearly half (49%) of the detainees said they were tortured or mistreated.
“Despite the positive developments, the Afghan government does not considers it enough and remains strongly committed to the complete elimination of any abuse in detention facilities,” responded the Afghan presidency in a statement.