Pajhwok Services

SMS News Service

Photo Service

Election Coverage

Special Mining Page

Afghan Peace Process Special Page

Addvertise With Pajhwok

Daily Newsletter

Sending Time (GMT / Kabul time)

Suggest a Story

Pajhwok is interested in your story suggestions. Please tell us your thoughts by clicking here.

Dozens of Pul-i-Charkhi inmates on hunger strike

Dozens of Pul-i-Charkhi inmates on hunger strike

Mar 10, 2014 - 21:00

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Dozens of inmates at the notorious Pul-i-Charkhi prison outside Kabul have been denying food over the past two days, an official confirmed on Monday.

While the protesting inmates told Pajhwok over the telephone that hundreds of prisoners had gone on hunger strike because they were denied their rights.

They claimed some of the inmates had their lips sewn after their cases were delayed and presidential decrees were not properly implemented in their favour. They also alleged some detainees remained behind bars despite having served their sentences.

Gen. Mohammad Arif Ahmadi, deputy head of the Central Prison Department at the Ministry of Interior, said about 90 inmates had been on hunger strike since Sunday.

He said a commission had been tasked with investigating the issue and considering legitimate demands of the protesting inmates.

However, he rejected if any inmate had his lips sewn together, saying they were only denying food.

Hundreds of prisons are held at the Pul-i-Charkhi jail, the country’s largest.



Related Article

Download “Pajhwok” mobile App, on your smartphone to read and access latest news, features, interviews, videos and photos about Afghanistan.


Add new comment



Twitter Update