Detainees sent to unknown locations: Taliban
19 February, 2013
KANDAHAR: Several detainees were shifted to an undisclosed location from Kandahar Prison and their fate was unclear, Taliban claimed.
In a statement available with Afghan Islamic Press (AIP), Taliban spokesman Qari Muhammad Yousaf Ahmadi said ill-treatment to inmates in Kandahar continued unabated and the prisoners were being tortured by using different tactics.
The statement said nearly 200 detainees were shifted to an undisclosed.
"Situation has become further troublesome for the last five days.
Two nights ago, 180 inmates were shifted from the jail without fulfilling illegal procedure and their fate is unclear.
Of those shifted from the prison, 50 were moved to police headquarters and the rest are missing," it said.
"Four detainees who spoke to delegation probing torture allegations were also got out of the jail and their fate is unclear," the statement disclosed.
The Taliban spokesman alleged that political prisoners were being tortured and give elect shocks.
He demanded of the human rights organization to take notice of the situation and advise the government to stop ill-treatment to prisoners.
Though the Taliban claims could not be immediately verified from government officials, a recent UN report said that political prisoners were being tortured during interrogation. A government delegation also confirmed ill-treatment to prisoners in Afghan jail.