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Report exposes 'the hands of cruelty' in Pakistan's Tribal Areas

Headline Title:  Report exposes cruelty in Pakistan's Tribal Areas 12 December 2012 Millions are locked in perpetual lawlessness in Pakistan’s northwestern Tribal Areas, where human rights abuses committed by the Armed Forces and the Taliban are beyond the reach of justice, Amnesty International said.Thousands of men and boys have been detained by the Armed Forces - many have alleged torture, are held in secret places of detention and never seen again. Investigations into such cases are extremely rare and ineffective even when they do take place.In a new report, “The Hands of…

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