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100 inmates set free from Kandahar jail

100 inmates set free from Kandahar jail

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May 16, 2015 - 18:27

KANDAHAR CITY (Pajhwok): Over hundred prisoners were released from Kandahar prison on Saturday while jail term of 64 others inmates had been reduced following presidential decree on the eve of Mujahedin’s victory day, an official said. 

Col. Ghulam Farooq, a prison official at Kandahar jail, told Pajhwok Afghan News most of the inmates were criminals who completed their terms while others were released benefiting from the decree.

Abdul Ali Shamsi, the deputy governor, said the unopened cases of prisoners would be opened soon and suggested the released people to play their role in national building.

Mohammad Naeem, a newly released prisoner, said he had spent over a year in the Jail for theft case and he would now live a peaceful life with his family.

Naeem shared his miserable life in the prison and recalled it was a congested place and most of the prisoners would fall ill most of the time.

The deputy governor pledged to reform prisons in the province. He informed that a request had been sent to central government for building new jail in Kandahar.

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