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Afghan president orders prosecution of those responsible for prisoner abuse

The Afghan president has issued a decree that orders the prosecution of Afghan security forces involved in torturing prisoners and requires all future interrogations be videotaped.

The decree, issued late Saturday, comes after a government delegation agreed with a U.N. report that found widespread abuse in Afghan prisons. After a two-week fact-finding mission, the group said earlier this month that it had found credible evidence that close to half of the prisoners the delegation interviewed were tortured.

The decree also calls on the country's judicial and national security officials to produce a report every three months on their progress on a number of prison reforms.

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