Source — ATN News (08/07/2022)Read country-profile
Afghanistan: IEA releases 285 detainees from Kandahar central prison
The leadership of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan (IEA) released almost 285 detainees from the central prison of Kandahar province on Friday, based on the order of the IEA supreme leader Mullah Hibatullah Akhundzada. These prisoners had been arrested on charges of criminal offenses and drug addiction.
According to the officials of this prison, drug addicts have received regular treatment so that they don’t turn to drugs anymore.“According to the decision of court, these prisoners are released; they are forgiven and the addicts have received treatment and they can go home safely,” said Sayed Akhtar Mohammad Agha Hussaini, head of Kandahar’s central prison. It is said that from the total detainees, 140 are drug addicts who had received treatment and they are no longer sick.The released addicts said they could now serve their families and the community.