UNAMA welcomes Afghan government's attention to the recommendations of the President's fact-finding delegation on detention

from UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan
Published on 14 Feb 2013 View Original

Kabul, 14 February 2013 - UNAMA welcomes the outcome of the Judicial Committee of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan held yesterday under the chairmanship of President Hamid Karzai concerning the recommendations of the fact-finding delegation tasked to investigate torture and ill-treatment in detention facilities.

This follows issues raised by the UNAMA report Treatment of Conflict-Related Detainees in Afghan Custody: One Year On released on 20 January 2013. The Committee approved the delegation's report and instructed the relevant authorities to take measures to implement the recommendations.

UNAMA urges speedy and full implementation of the recommendations approved by the Committee, recalls recommendations contained in the UNAMA report, and stands ready to cooperate with relevant authorities and institutions to end and prevent torture and ill-treatment of detainees in Afghan detention facilities.