Conditions at Afghan prison violate human rights, report says

BMJ 2002; 324 doi: (Published 09 February 2002) Cite this as: BMJ 2002;324:315
  1. Richards Tessa
  1. BMJ

    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 …

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