The Danish experience

Further to this, it seems the Danish government is currently being sued by a former detainee who was seized by Danish forces and turned over to the Americans.

The Danish defence ministry went on trial here Tuesday in a case brought by a man who claims he was tortured while a prisoner in Afghanistan. Ghousouallah Tarin has alleged he suffered torture at the hands of US troops in Afghanistan after he was turned over to the Americans by Danish soldiers…

According to Tarin’s lawyer, Tyge Trier, the central question in the trial is what the Danish government knew about the US treatment of Afghan prisoners, which his client alleges was in violation of the Geneva Conventions on prisoners of war.

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