July 11, 2020

Statement by Prisoners Commission concerning spread of corona virus in prisons

Statement by Prisoners Commission concerning spread of corona virus in prisons

As the corona virus has become a global pandemic and has reached Afghanistan as well, it becomes the duty of every Muslim to understand and execute their responsibility for its prevention.

Prisons under Kabul administration control which are overcrowded and lack basic health and sanitary facilities are facing the most serious threat.

The Islamic Emirate has major concerns about the prevailing conditions hence it first and foremost calls all detainees to take precautionary measures and strictly follow all the published prevention guidelines in order to safeguard themselves from this dangerous virus.

It also urges international human right and health organizations along with aid agencies to pay special attention to prisons in Afghanistan and to issue necessary guidelines and aid to the related departments.

It must be mentioned that there are around forty thousand detainees in Kabul administration run prisons where even common diseases can spread rapidly and Allah forbid, if the corona virus were to take affect it would generate a catastrophic tragedy in which case all responsibility shall fall squarely on the shoulders of the Kabul administration and its foreign backers.

 

Commission for Prisoner Affairs

Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

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