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US abuses Afghans in secret jails: UN

US abuses Afghans in secret jails: UN --Shir Khan says inmates are blindfolded, hanged from the ceiling and dogs are unleashed on them during interrogation. 20 Jul 2011 A new report by the UN shows the United States continues to abuse prisoners in secret CIA jails in other countries including Afghanistan. A UN inquiry says inmates are routinely forced to take off their clothes in secret CIA detention facilities in Afghanistan. The report also says many prisoners are denied access to lawyers and deprived of the right to visit their relatives. The developments come as a well-known Afghan prisoner named Shir Khan has said Washington still runs secret jails in Afghanistan despite US President Barack Obama's claim to the contrary.