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Torture by Afghan security forces still widespread, says UN

A new UN report says the use of torture by Afghan police, soldiers, and intelligence officers, is still widespread.

Musadeq Sadeq/AP/File

Torture and mistreatment of detainees by Afghan security forces is as widespread as ever, according to a United Nations report released on Monday, despite promises by Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and new laws enacted by the government.