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New claim of prisoner abuse emerges in Afghanistan

The US military said it was investigating a new allegation of prisoner abuse, the third to be examined in Afghanistan following revelations of detainee abuse in Iraq. US military spokesman Major Jon Siepmann said investigators were being called in to probe the claim, which follows earlier allegations of prisoner abuse in Afghanistan. “This week the coalition reviewed a new allegation of detainee abuse occurring within its area of responsibility,” he said. “The Naval Criminal Investigation Service is looking into the allegation.” Two prior claims of prisoner abuse in Afghanistan emerged following global outcry over the treatment of detainees in Iraq. The Afghanistan allegations are believed to include assault, poor living conditions and sleep deprivation. Full Story

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