: :inin Kyiv (EET)

Afghanistan: Female Prisoners Jailed Far From Home


Lack of facilities in Kunar province means inmates are forced to serve their sentences elsewhere.Standing patiently in line outside the gates of Nangahar jail, 54-year-old Khatona wept as she waited to see her daughter Marina.
Khatona – who asked for both her and her child’s names be changed to protect their identities – said her daughter had been sentenced to 20 years for murdering her husband. Khatona said that because there was no women’s prison in their home province of Kunar, Marina had been sent far away to neighbouring Nangahar.
Crying as she spoke, Khatona insisted on her daughter’s innocence. She …read more

Source:: Institute for War & Peace Reporting

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