Former Afghan Military Officer Charged with Allegations of Prisoner Abuse in Germany

In Germany, prosecutors say they have charged a 26-year-old former officer of the Afghanistan military with war crimes on allegations that he facilitated the abuse of prisoners in his care.

As per the Associated Press’s report, “The federal prosecutor’s office said on Monday that Ahmad Zaheer D, is accused of presiding over the interrogation of three prisoners in Afghanistan.
The suspect allegedly to pulled one of the prisoners by the hair and assaulted him. Another soldier is alleged to have hit a prisoner with a plastic pipe and to have knocked another to the floor and beaten him.”

The former military personnel Afghan suspect was arrested October 25 in Munich. Further details weren’t immediately available.

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