Some inmates held in the main prison of the eastern province of Nangarhar complained that their cases have remained untried and that they are being neglected by the government.
They called on the relevant leaders to pay attention to the problems of the prisoners in Nangarhar.
This comes as the Islamic Emirate appointed a delegation to assess the affairs of Jalalabad prison, which is located in the provincial capital of Nangarhar.
“Around 250 cases have not been sent to the court. The commission that was appointed to assess the judicial system should persuade the officials to investigate the cases,” said Mohammad Yaqob, a prisoner.
The inmates said that due to lack of attention to their cases, they face an uncertain destiny.
“Our problems should be solved. Our wishes should be listened to. There are prisoners at age 80 here,” said Raz Mohammad, a prisoner.
But provincial officials said that they have investigated the cases of nearly 400 prisoners since the fall of the former government.
“We were instructed by the Supreme Court to take immediate steps to release those who did not commit crimes and are being detained based on accusations,” said Mawllawi Mohammad Gulab Faroqi, provincial judge.
The delegation said that it would press judicial leaders to boost up the assessment process of the prisoner’s cases.
“We have the responsibility to take care of them and provide them essentials,” said Mawllawi Abdul Haqiq, a member of the delegation.
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