From the Guardian (Press Association):
bq. An Afghan warlord was today convicted at his Old Bailey retrial of a “heinous” campaign of torture and hostage-taking in his homeland.
bq. As part of Faryadi Sarwar Zardad’s reign of terror in Afghanistan between 1992 and 1996, he and his men had kept a “human dog” to savage victims, the court heard.
The only connection of Zardad to England was that he was living in London.