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SC sets up team to probe female prisoners’ complaints

SC sets up team to probe female prisoners’ complaints

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Jan 08, 2016 - 17:54

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): After the president ordered the creation of a special court to try cases of womeninfo-icon prisoners, the Supreme Court (SC) on Friday promised thorough investigations into detainee complains.

On December 31, President Ashraf Ghani said a special court would be set up to hear cases of female prisoners held at Badambagh prison in Kabul to prevent interference from powerful individuals.

Chief Justice Syed Yousuf Halim told a press conference they would investigate the cases of female prisoners to determine if they had been done justice. A delegation will start investigations from Saturday.

The delegation was appointed after Ghani ordered relevant state organs on Thursday to address Kabul female prisoners’ complains and dispose of their cases swiftly.

Ghani directed the top court to appoint a team for dealing with the complaints of prisoners, track their cases and share its findings with the Presidential Palace.

The prisoners claim their cases have not been tried impartially and some individuals are interfering in the process.

A recent survey by the Afghan Unity Association in Kabul, Balkh, Helmand, Herat and Kunduz provinces called the situation of prisoners worrying.

The survey alleged the judicial organs, including courts, the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court, had failed to prioritise disposing of female prisoners’ cases fairly and swiftly.

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