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How was Serdar Mohammed treated by U.K. forces?

In the course of detaining M, the soldiers set a dog loose, which attacked and bit him on his right shoulder. M was blindfolded with goggles, handcuffed and then taken by foot to a nearby village.

Grounds of Claim

The dog bite is acknowledged by the U.K.
M did sustain a dog bite during the course of his capture. He later received medical treatment for this dog bite.
He was beaten after being taken back to his village.
At this point he was beaten and kicked repeatedly by a number of UK soldiers. He was unable to protect himself from the blows as his hands were cuffed....

He was further assaulted by two soldiers, one of whom he believes was an interpreter. One of the men leant hard on the back of his neck, punching his head. The other stood behind him, kicking him hard in the back and around his hips.

At a U.K. temporary holding facility, he was subject to stress positions and sleep deprivation.
On arrival, he was led into a large hall or hangar where he was initially made to stand, and then sit facing a wall. He was held there for the remainder of the night and was not permitted to sleep during this time. When he started to doze off, a soldier would shake him to wake him up.
He was then taken to a main UK Detention Facility in Kandahar. He got "isolation" and cold cell treatment.
On arrival at the second detention centre M was at first held in isolation. The light was kept on in his cell day and night so he could not sleep properly. Also, the cell was kept very cold with air conditioning and M was not provided with sufficient clothing or blankets.
He then spent a month back in the first detention facility, without interrogation. From there, he was handed over to NDS Lashkar Gah.

Where is Serdar Mohammed now?

As of 2010, Pol-e-Charkhi near Kabul.

M was transferred to the Afghan National Detention Facility (‘ANDF’) in Block D at Pol-e-Charkhi prison. He currently remains in detention there.
What was his sentence?
16 years imprisonment for being a Talib

Originally posted to Garrett on Wed Jul 17, 2013 at 07:34 PM PDT.

Also republished by Bloggers Against Torture.

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