NCHR finds no inhuman treatment of political prisoners in Adiala jail – Pakistan

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ISLAMABAD: The National Commission for Human Rights (NCHR) throughout a complete go to to Adiala jail on Saturday discovered no proof of inhuman or derogatory treatment of detained political employees.

The crew was visiting the jail in response to experiences of alleged torture and inhumane treatment of the political employees.

NCHR mentioned that the go to aimed to analyze the veracity of these allegations, to gauge the circumstances of confinement, whether or not such prisoners had been tortured or not, and to examine on the medical data of the prisoners to determine whether or not they had been screened for diseases or denied any of their rights and privileges as per legislation.

In an announcement the NCHR mentioned perusal of the medical experiences of ladies who had been arrested and had been no longer in jail revealed that in screening (previous to incarceration) some bruises, few abrasions and in one case a fractured finger was recorded in the jail register.

The fee mentioned the crew interviewed the detained political employees who expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the jail workers.

However, they raised issues concerning the non-provision of services such a mattress, TV, and newspaper.

The NCHR oversight crew to the jail comprised Rana Ghulam Murtaza, who’s secretary NCHR, Mian Waqar Ahmed, Law Officer, NCHR and members of civil society together with Barrister Sarah Belal, Barrister Maneha of Justice Project Pakistan and Safdar Chaudhary of HRCP.

Findings of the committee revealed that there have been at present 300 protesters incarcerated in Adiala jail. Of the 26 feminine detainees, all besides one, had been launched.

The protesters who had been arrested had been being stored in barracks together with different prisoners. Most of these prisoners had been unable to afford authorized illustration and had been going through issue in this regard. One main concern raised by the prisoners was relating to cancellations of court docket hearings.

Two senior political leaders, who had been detained below the Maintenance of Public Order (MPO), had been held in separate cells.

The feminine barracks had been discovered to be clear and spacious. NCHR mentioned that it could proceed to observe the state of affairs and work in direction of safeguarding the rights and welfare of detainees in jail and can be sharing different jail experiences as nicely.

Published in Dawn, June 4th, 2023

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