Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Afghanistan hands down 100 death sentences

One-hundred death sentences issued by provincial courts have been confirmed by the Supreme Court of Afghanistan, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported Wednesday.

According to the article, “Fifteen death sentences have already been carried out in the last few months.”

The sentencing has alarmed rights advocates. “The court proceedings are carried out behind closed doors, without the presence of a defense attorney, and often without the presentation of any proof on the part of the public prosecutor,” said Wadir Safi, a jurist and law professor at the University of Kabul.

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