US diplomat calls for 'decisive action' in Afghan alleged abuse ring

US diplomat calls for 'decisive action' in Afghan alleged abuse ringAfghan authorities must take “decisive action” following reports of an alleged paedophile ring operating in schools in eastern Afghanistan, a senior US diplomat said Tuesday. The comments by Alice Wells, US assistant secretary of state for South and Central Asia, come after British newspaper The Guardian last month detailed accounts of the abuse, which allegedly affected more than 500 victims in Logar province south of Kabul. “We call on Afghan authorities, including the Attorney General’s Office, to take decisive action on deeply troubling reports of sexual abuse in Logar schools,” Wells wrote on Twitter.



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