Afghan spies arrest US translator for torture
[Dawn] Afghanistan's intelligence agency is holding an Afghan-American translator on suspicion of torturing and killing civilians while working for US special forces, officials said Monday.
Zakrya Kandahari, who worked with the elite US troops in Wardak province bordering Kabul, was enjugged
I ain't sayin' nuttin' widdout me mout'piece!
in May by the National Directorate of Security (NDS) following an order from President Hamid
Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
... A former Baltimore restaurateur, now 12th and current President of Afghanistan, displacing the legitimate president Rabbani in December 2004. He was installed as the dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime in late 2001 in a vain attempt to put a
Pashtun face on the successor state to the Taliban. After the 2004 presidential election, he was declared president regardless of what the actual vote count was. He won a second, even more dubious, five-year-term after the 2009 presidential election. His grip on reality has been slipping steadily since around 2007, probably from heavy drug use...
"Zakrya Kandahari... a translator for American special forces in Nerkh district of Wardak, accused of multiple felonies, was tossed in the calaboose
Book 'im, Mahmoud!
in a special operation," the spy agency said in its first report on the case.
Three guns, a laptop and several fake documents were found in his possession during the raid in the southern city of Kandahar, the NDS added in a statement.
Jawid Faisal, a front man for the governor of Kandahar, told AFP that Kandahari was arrested 45 days ago while hiding in a friend's house in the city and had been sent to Kabul.
Karzai in February ordered US special forces to leave Wardak, a hotbed of Taliban bad boy activity.
The Afghan government had accused Afghans working with US troops of torture and murder, and said it would tackle the alleged abuse which had triggered widespread outrage.
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