Vice-president leaves Afghanistan amid torture and rape claims

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Abdul Rashid Dostum has not faced justice over allegations of kidnapping and torture, despite government’s promises of justice

Afghanistan’s vice-president has left the country after a six-month standoff following allegations that he illegally detained a political rival and had him raped with an assault rifle.

Abdul Rashid Dostum flew to Turkey on Friday evening reportedly for medical treatment, according to sources in the Afghan government. Dostum is believed to have alcohol problems and claims to suffer from diabetes.

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