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Britain 'handed over Taleban suspects to torturers' in Afghanistan

Britain 'handed over Taleban suspects to torturers' in Afghanistan 21 Apr 2010 British Forces in Afghanistan handed over Taleban suspects to Afghan authorities who tortured them, it was alleged in the High Court yesterday. Public Interest Lawyers, which has previously worked on allegations of prisoner abuse in Iraq, presented dossiers of testimony in London that it claims is part of a "dreadful and continuing story" of abuse. The allegations cover claims from nine of 410 prisoners that they were tortured after being transferred to the Afghan National Directorate of Security (NDS). Their testimony includes claims of beating, electric shocks, sexual abuse, stress positions and sleep deprivation.