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Afghanistan-US prison transfer gets go-ahead despite torture risks

Headline Title:  Afghanistan-US prison transfer gets go-ahead 04 May 2012 A deal that will see US forces handing over Bagram detainees to the Afghan government fails to respect the rights of captives,  leaving them at risk of  torture and other mistreatment, Amnesty International has warned.The agreement is padded by diplomatic assurances over detainee welfare, with some reference to access for monitoring by unspecified humanitarian bodies, but such assurances are inherently deficient and unacceptable when it comes to dealing effectively with risks of torture and other deliberate…

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