Conditions at Afghan prison violate human rights, report saysBMJ 2002; 324 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.324.7333.315 (Published 09 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:315
- Richards Tessa
The appalling conditions in an Afghan prison near Mazar-i-Sharif violate international standards for the treatment of prisoners, says a report from Physicians for Human Rights.
Up to 3500 Pakistani and Afghan Taliban fighters are being held at Shebarghan prison, which is severely overcrowded. Cells built to house 10-15 prisoners now contain 80-110 men. The water supply is unclean, the food inadequate, the sanitation non-existent, and prisoners are exposed to the winter cold.
A three member delegation from Physicians for Human Rights has just returned …