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      Oct162011

      Prevent Afghan Torture, Enforce Leahy Law

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      The Petition:

      To Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Senator Patrick Leahy:

      We, the undersigned, call on you to immediately invoke the Leahy Amendment to end funding or training for units of the Afghanistan National Security Directorate, armed forces, and police engaged in torture or gross violations of human rights until all necessary corrective steps have been taken, including steps to bring those responsible to justice.

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      Background:

      A recent United Nations report suggests that the United States and NATO allies are outsourcing torture and human rights violations in Afghanistan. The report concludes that there is a continuing pattern and practice of “systematic” torture in spite of repeated efforts at reform. (UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan, October 2011)

      Current US policy violates the Leahy Amendment to the Foreign Appropriations Act and Defense Appropriations Act (Sec. 563, P.L. 106-429 and Sec. 8092, P.L. 106-259, 2001).

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      For more on torture in Afghanistan, see "UN Torture Report Stirs Pressure for Congressional Response."

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      Reader Comments (1)

      Where is the human rights in Afghanistan if some authorized people are tolerating those kind of inhuman act?

      November 8, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterReylan | Labor Posters
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