These two videos from the USA say about themselves:
“America’s Secret Afghan Prisons”: Investigation Unearths New US Torture Site, Abuse Allegations in Afghanistan.
From the BBC:
6 September 2011 Last updated at 14:22 GMT
Afghan prisoner torture fears in UN report
By Quentin Sommerville BBC News, Kabul
The accusations came in an as-yet unpublished UN report, which describes how prisoners were beaten and in some cases given electric shocks.
It accuses some police commanders of running secret jails.
The jails are run by the Afghan police and intelligence service.
The international mission has met with National Directorate of Security (NDS) chiefs and warned them that it may stop transferring prisoners in seven provinces including Khost in the south-east, Takhar in the north and Herat in the West.
The transfer of prisoners in restive Kandahar province has already ended.
One official from the International Stabilisation and Assistance Force (Isaf) described this as a major setback.
The Nato-led mission plans to bring foreign troops home, by handing more responsibility to Afghans. There are concerns that in some areas, Afghan security forces cannot be trusted.
Last year, Britain’s Ministry of Defence (MOD) agreed to halt the transfer of prisoners to NDS jails in Kabul, after a court ruled that they faced the risk of torture or serious mistreatment.
The US-led occupation force in Afghanistan confirmed on Tuesday that it has temporarily stopped transferring detainees to Afghan-run prisons following a leaked UN report that suggests inmates are routinely tortured: here.
US-backed militias are killing, torturing and raping Afghan civilians with impunity, a New-York based rights group charged today: here.
CIA’s Push for Drone War Driven by Internal Needs: here.
Congress took a first step yesterday towards scaling back US government spending on the war in Afghanistan: here.
U.S. to build new massive prison in Bagram: here.
A Pakistani court has ordered its government to interview seven of the country’s nationals illegally detained by the US in Bagram, including one who was handed over by British forces: here.