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Formerly detained, the Taliban now in charge in a Kabul prison

Pul-e-Charkhi has had a long and disturbing history of violence, mass executions and torture. Mass graves and torture cells have been found dating back to Soviet-backed governments of the late 1970s and 1980s. Under US-backed government, it was best known for its poor conditions and overcrowding – its 11 cell blocks were built to house 5,000 inmates, but were often filled with more than 10,000, including prisoners and Taliban criminals.

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