November 13, 2015 4:25 AM EST

There is evidence to indicate NATO-led international security forces in Afghanistan tortured prisoners, the International Criminal Court (ICC) said on Thursday.

The U.N.-founded court’s Office of the Prosecutor said in its latest report that detainees in the war-torn nation were subjected to physical and psychological abuse by international soldiers, Reuters reported.

The Thursday ruling is the most stark declaration by the court in its years-long investigation into war crimes in Afghanistan, with the prosecutors adding that the U.S.—which is not a member of the ICC and disputes its remit— has not convicted any of its troops for alleged abuses.


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