The Situation of Detention Centers and Prisons in Afghanistan
Updated : 30 2011
It is very important to monitor detention centers and prisons in Afghanistan because they are closed to general observation and out of people’s sight and access. The fact that access to these detention centers and prisons is so limited dramatically increases the likelihood that convicted and accused persons will be subject to torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treatment or punishment during their detention. One way to prevent or reduce the occurrences of this type of human rights violation is through consistent, regular and systematic monitoring.