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U.S. had advance warning of abuse at Afghan prisons, officials say

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The Washington Post reports: Top officials from the State Department, CIA and U.S. military received multiple warnings about abuses at a detention facility in Kabul and other Afghan facilities, long before the world body publicly revealed “systematic torture” in Afghan intelligence agency detention centers, according to Afghan and Western officials.

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Despite the warnings, the United States continued to transfer detainees to Afghan intelligence service custody, the officials said. Even as other countries stopped handing over detainees to problematic facilities, the U.S. government did not.

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