HC Deb 13 February 1987 vol 110 c399W
Mr. Best

asked the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what representations he has received from Amnesty International on torture in Afghanistan; what representations he has made about it; what action he proposes to take; and if he will make a statement.

Mr. Eggar

The Amnesty International report on torture in Afghanistan has been brought to our attention on several occasions. As I said on 16 December, it confirms a horrifying picture of denial of human rights in Afghanistan. We have raised the matter with the Soviet embassy in London and the Soviet Government can be in no doubt of our concern at the incidents of torture which have been reported and of the alleged complicity of Soviet personnel.

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