Prisoner abuse not systematic: Afghan government

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

US tried to stop Iraq prisoner abuse: Casey

General George Casey, the Army chief of staff who earlier headed forces in Iraq for nearly three years, said there was "some suggestion in the press reports that we turned a blind eye on Iraqi prisoner abuse.

Iran`s police chief acknowledges prisoner abuse

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.