Captivity: Prisoners released from Bagram in Peshawar

Counsel for prisoners tells LHC that they were being kept in humiliating and unsanitary conditions.


Our Correspondent December 06, 2013
File photo of Afghanistan’s Bagram prison. PHOTO: FILE

LAHORE:


Counsel for the six Pakistani prisoners released from Bagram Prison told the Lahore High Court on Thursday that they were being kept in humiliating and unsanitary conditions at the Peshawar Central Jail.

Advocate Sarah Belal said the prisoners were on Monday allowed to meet their families and lawyers, on the court’s directions. She said they had told her that they had arrived in Rawalpindi and were later taken to Peshawar.This shows the government wanted to escape the LHC’s jurisdiction, she said. The prisoners said they had been forced to put their thumb impressions on blank papers. The court ordered the ministries of foreign affairs and interior to reply to the allegations by December 17.


Published in The Express Tribune, December 6th, 2013.

COMMENTS (1)

g | 7 years ago | Reply

Oh my, they finger printed them!

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