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KABUL (Reuters) – Afghanistan handed control of all its prisons on Tuesday to the interior ministry, which commands the police force, raising concerns among human rights activists that prisoners could be at greater risk of torture and mistreatment. President Hamid Karzai passed a decree last month ordering the transfer from the justice ministry, saying the move would result in improved …

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