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President vows end to torture of prisoners

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president-ghani-meets-us-human-rights-inchargePresident Ashraf Ghani on Thursday said his government was strongly committed to doing away with alleged torture in Afghanistan’s prisons.

Ghani said this at a meeting with visiting United States Assistant Secretary of State for Democracy, Human Rights and Labour, Tom Malinowski, at his office, the Presidential Palace said in a statement.

The statement quoted the president as saying that his government was determined to protect human rights, particularly women’s rights, and the freedom of speech and press.

While stressing reforms in Afghanistan’s justice and judicial organs, Ghani said the Afghan government wanted to do away with torture of prisoners by carrying out fundamental and solid measures.

The president said the government would reform the judiciary to enable it to effectively dispense justice in order to strengthen people’s trust in the justice system.