Afghan detainees complain of humiliating searches

Afghan detainees captured by the Australian Defence Force and held at a US military prison near Bagram complained to Australian government officials that they were forced to accept humiliatingly public “groin and buttocks” searches, previously secret defence documents reveal.

The papers also reveal that the warmest blankets were kept back as a reward for the best-behaved prisoners on freezing winter nights. There were also complaints about food, overcrowding, water quality, lack of progress in having cases reviewed, medical problems and long waiting lists for dental work.

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