Eight dead in Afghan prison riot

Inmates resisting the inspection of their cells clashed with guards searching for weapons and mobile phones at Afghanistan’s overcrowded Pul-i-Charki prison in Kabul Dec. 4. Eight prisoners were killed and 13 injured. The prisoners also burned mattresses, and gunfire was heard during the rioting that wasn’t quelled until the next day. The two cellblocks affected by the uprising were at double capacity. (NYT, Dec. 6)

Maybe Afghanistan’s prisons wouldn’t be so crowded if they weren’t locking people up for pre-marital sex and “blasphemy” (read: advocating secularism and gender equality).

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