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UN condemns alleged detainee abuse in Afghanistan

[JURIST] The United Nations has condemned the alleged abuse of Afghan detainees [UN press release] by US military forces and called on the military to allow an investigation by human rights officials inside Afghanistan. The Sunday statement comes in response to a New York Times article Friday [JURIST report] that detailed repeated abuse by US soldiers and the brutal deaths of two detainees. The article focused on a 2,000 page confidential military file on the Army's investigation into the two detainee's deaths. Afghan leader Hamid Karzai, a strong supporter of the US led war against terror, also condemned the report [JURIST report] and urged a strong response by the US and more control given to Afghan authorities in making arrests and detaining prisoners. AP has more.

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