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Cases of some Ghazni prisoners yet to be probed

Cases of some Ghazni prisoners yet to be probed

Apr 12, 2016 - 19:15

GHAZNI CITY (Pajhwok): Some prisoners held at the central jail in southern Ghazni province on Tuesday complained about their ongoing detention despite being never charged with any crime.

They said their cases could not be investigated despite spending years in the jail and their fate remained unknown.

Mohammadullah, one of the prisoners, told Pajhwok Afghan News he was languishing in the jail for the last two and a half years and was still unaware about the reason behind his detention.

“There are multiple problems in the jail. Our cases are yet to be processed and there is space problem. Prisoners sometimes clash due to the congested environmentinfo-icon,” he said.

Another inmate, Bismillah, said he was put behind the bars few years ago and was yet to be produced before a court. He also complained about a lack of space.

Provincial Attorney Abdul Rashid Abid acknowledged cases of some prisoners could be investigated to establish their crimes. He said some innocent people were among the prisoners and pledged to probe their cases soon.

He said earlier prisoners were tortured in the jail but now the issue had been resolved. He some womeninfo-icon prisoners would be released soon in compliance with a presidential decree.

Mohammad Mael Abidi, in charge of the Ghazni jail, said jail officials behaved in a decent manner with prisoners. He said security of the prison had been improved.

Last year, insurgents stormed the prison and freed 326 inmates. But prison officials claimed most of the fleeing prisoners had been recaptured.



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