Afghan police committing crimes with impunity, charity group warns
The charity group Oxfam has warned that unless the international community acts immediately, security in Afghanistan will not be stable enough to hand over to Afghan forces in 2014, London's Telegraph reports.
The report, titled "No Time to Lose," claims NATO is not doing enough to prevent abuses by Afghan police and "time is running out" for change.
Oxfam is an international confederation of 15 organizations working together in 98 countries and with partners and allies around the world to find lasting solutions to poverty and injustice, according to the organization's website.
The charity organization's report warns that unless training is "urgently stepped up there is a serious risk that abuses and violations by Afghan forces will escalate," The Telegraph reports.
The report outlined a number of abuses that Afghan forces are alleged to have carried out, including torture, killings and sexual abuse of children.
As greater responsibility is handed over to the Afghans, the report warns there is a "serious risk" that human rights violations will escalate and civilians "will pay the price."
The civilian death toll of the conflict in Afghanistan is getting worse each year with 2,777 killed last year, about 10 percent of them by security forces.
Read more about Oxfam's report in The Telegraph.