PvdA, SP, PVV concerned about torture

25th April 2007, Comments 0 comments

25 April 2007, THE HAGUE – The parliamentary factions of the Labour party PvdA, Socialists SP and Freedom Party PVV want clarification from the government about the alleged torture of prisoners after being handed over to Afghan authorities by the international ISAF force.

25 April 2007

THE HAGUE – The parliamentary factions of the Labour party PvdA, Socialists SP and Freedom Party PVV want clarification from the government about the alleged torture of prisoners after being handed over to Afghan authorities by the international ISAF force.

An investigation by Canadian newspaper Globe and Mail indicated on Monday that many prisoners being held by the Afghan security service NDS are exposed to torture.

SP MP Harry van Bommel said on Tuesday that Parliament has "always made an emphatic point" of the treatment of prisoners.

That is why strict agreements were made with the Afghan government, he pointed out.

"If we cannot be certain that the agreements are being respected we cannot hand any prisoners over to the Afghan government. That makes the mission even more impossible than it already is," Van Bommel said.

[Copyright Expatica News + ANP 2007]

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