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5 Parwan prisoners go on hunger strike


5 Parwan prisoners go on hunger strike

Oct 31, 2016 - 16:35


CHARIKAR (Pajhwok): Five prisoners have been denying food at the central jail in central Parwan province in protest against no progress in their cases, an official said on Monday.

Atta Mohammad Paikar, the prison in-charge, said: “We have many times informed the court about cases of the five prisoners who now have gone on hunger strike to make their voices heard, but no decision is taken about their future.”

But Parwan attorneys rejected the claims of the striking prisoners. Attorney General Abdul Rahim Rasouli rejected allegations of bribery, saying cases of all prisoners were being investigated without any delay.

Mohammad Tahir, one of the five prisoners, said cases of tens of prisoners including those who had committed serious crimes such as murders were quickly addressed because they had money and approach.

“We don’t have money or any reference. We are left in a corner of the jail and there is no one to decide our fate,” he said.