Pul-e Charkhi Prison, Kabul : News Photo

Pul-e Charkhi Prison, Kabul

[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Afghanistan's infamous Pul-e Charkhi Prison, surrounded by snow, on the eastern edge of Kabul, Jan 17 2012. Inmates reported being beaten and electrocuted there during in the 1980s and 90s. Others were allegedly buried alive and human rights groups suspect the grounds contain many mass graves, as yet undocumented. In 2006, just weeks after seven inmates escaped, five people were killed during a four-day riot in which inmates seized control of the prison. Today it houses a volatile mixture of criminals, insurgents and political prisoners. It is also where Afghanistan carries out its capital punishments. President Hamid Karzai rarely signs execution warrants, but 14 people were executed in November 2012 and 15 people were executed in chaotic conditions in October 2007.
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[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Afghanistan's infamous Pul-e Charkhi Prison, surrounded by snow, on the eastern edge of Kabul, Jan 17 2012. Inmates reported being beaten and electrocuted there during in the 1980s and 90s. Others were allegedly buried alive and human rights groups suspect the grounds contain many mass graves, as yet undocumented. In 2006, just weeks after seven inmates escaped, five people were killed during a four-day riot in which inmates seized control of the prison. Today it houses a volatile mixture of criminals, insurgents and political prisoners. It is also where Afghanistan carries out its capital punishments. President Hamid Karzai rarely signs execution warrants, but 14 people were executed in November 2012 and 15 people were executed in chaotic conditions in October 2007.
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January 31, 2013
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Afghanistan's infamous Pule Charkhi Prison surrounded by snow on the... News Photo 160614843Afghanistan,At The Edge Of,Conflict,Horizontal,Infamous,Kabul,Snow,SurroundingPhotographer Collection: Moment © Jerome Starkey[UNVERIFIED CONTENT] Afghanistan's infamous Pul-e Charkhi Prison, surrounded by snow, on the eastern edge of Kabul, Jan 17 2012. Inmates reported being beaten and electrocuted there during in the 1980s and 90s. Others were allegedly buried alive and human rights groups suspect the grounds contain many mass graves, as yet undocumented. In 2006, just weeks after seven inmates escaped, five people were killed during a four-day riot in which inmates seized control of the prison. Today it houses a volatile mixture of criminals, insurgents and political prisoners. It is also where Afghanistan carries out its capital punishments. President Hamid Karzai rarely signs execution warrants, but 14 people were executed in November 2012 and 15 people were executed in chaotic conditions in October 2007.