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Red Cross Briefed US on Indian 'Torture' in Kashmir: Cables

Red Cross Briefed US on Indian 'Torture' in Kashmir: Cables

AFP Staff

NEW DELHI - The International Committee of the Red Cross provided US diplomats in 2005 with evidence of the systematic use of torture by Indian security forces in Kashmir, leaked US diplomatic cables revealed Friday.

In a confidential briefing, the ICRC told the diplomats of 177 visits it had made to detention centres in Indian Kashmir that revealed "stable trend lines" of prisoner abuses, according to the cables released by website WikiLeaks.