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Prisoner abuse not systematic: Afghan government

Last Updated: Monday, February 11, 2013, 20:55

An Afghan government panel acknowledged today that detainees face widespread torture but denied there is systematic abuse in government-run prisons.

Iran`s police chief acknowledges prisoner abuse

Last Updated: Sunday, August 09, 2009, 16:38

Iran`s police chief acknowledged on Sunday that protesters detained in post-election unrest were abused in custody but said the deaths of prisoners were caused by illness, not torture.