22 prisoners released from Khost’s central jail
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): Twenty-two prisoners have been released and jail terms of several others reduced in the southeastern province of Khost in compliance with presidential decrees, the central jail’s commander said.
The prisoners were released from the central jail in Khost City, the provincial capital, in compliance with three presidential decrees number 24, 164 and 165, Col Awal Khan Safi, the jail’s in-charge, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
He said 51 other prisoners got their sentences reduced under the decree. “The released inmates had been serving their sentences for various crimes. We have also consulted the authorities concerned about prisoners who are languishing in the jail without any trial.”
One of the former prisoners, who spent 13 months in the jail, said he learned many things during his imprisonment and he would try to find a government job in future.
“My name is Rahmatullah. I will not commit any crime in future. I urge people not to commit illegal acts and live peacefully with their families.” He promised not to indulge in unlawful activities.
Currently nearly 500 prisoners are held at the central jail after being convicted of various crimes.
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