ICC cites evidence international forces abusing Afghanistan detainees

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Posted: Nov 12, 2015 12:15 PM

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - U.N. prosecutors said on Thursday they had evidence suggesting international forces in Afghanistan had caused serious harm to detainees by subjecting them to physical and psychological abuse.

In their annual report into the International Criminal Court's various preliminary investigations, the prosecutors said U.S. inquiries into alleged violations by its personnel in Afghanistan had not led to any convictions.

"The infliction of 'enhanced interrogation' techniques' ... would have caused serious physical and psychological injury," prosecutors wrote in the report, adding that their policy was to focus on those "most responsible" for serious crimes.

(Reporting by Thomas Escritt; Editing by Mark Heinrich)