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Afghanistan: Defer vote to appoint intelligence director accused of torture

Headline Title:  Afghanistan: Defer vote to appoint intelligence director accused of torture 13 September 2012 Afghanistan’s Parliament must delay its vote to appoint a new national intelligence director until it carries out a thorough and transparent investigation into claims of his involvement in numerous alleged acts of torture and other grave human rights violations, Amnesty International said. On 15 September legislators in Kabul are due to vote on President Hamid Karzai’s proposal to appoint Assadullah Khalid as the new director of Afghanistan’s state intelligence agency, the…

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