Decision Enforcement Directorate

Pul-e-Charkhi Prison Releases 116 Prisoners

On December 20, 2017, 116 prisoners were released from Pul-e-Charkhi prison while 180 others received remission. These prisoners were entitled to amnesty and remission based on implementation of the second phase of the presidential decree number 168 on the eve of Milad Al Nabi (Birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad PBUH) with the presence of AGO Decision Enforcement Director Mohammad Asad Sapai, General Director of Puli-e Charkhi prison, Brigadier General Mohammad Tawab Ahmadzai and other members of Enforcement of Amnesty and Remission Committee.

The released prisoners included three women and 15 children. 

During the release ceremony, Mr. Sapai said: “In the past, implementation of decrees and release of prisoners used to take time, but now, this process takes less time due to the efforts of the Decrees Implementation Committee.” He also emphasized that the prisoners scheduled to be released today will not be delayed to some other days.

While pointing to the prisoners, General Director of Pul-e-Charkhi Prison, said: “Stay away from criminal actions in the future.”

Likewise, the released prisoners pledged to avoid committing crimes and resume their normal lives.  

In the first phase of implementing this decree, 98 prisoners were released from Pul-e-Charkhi Prison while two other prisoners had received discounts in their imprisonments.


Information and Public Relations Directorate (IPRD) Conducts Coordination Meeting with Decision Enforcement Directorate

On December 17, 2017, based on recommendations and indicators determined by the Monitoring and Evaluation Committee (MEC), AGO Information and Public Relations Directorate conducted a coordination meeting with employees of Decision Enforcement Directorate in presence of JSSP Communications Advisors.  

MEC has determined 13 indicators in different areas to bring reform in the AGO.

The ninth indicator of MEC states, “AGO should publish all final court verdicts on its official website.

Mohammad Assad Safai, AGO Decision Enforcement Director declared his support for the measures taken in order to spread transparency in AGO performance. He added: “It is impossible to publish all final court verdicts due to AGO jurisdiction, lack of sufficient facilities and capacity to upload all cases on the website.”

Both parties agreed to publish figures of cases accurately, categorized into a general report. This report will include some cases finalized by the Supreme Court as well as enforced decisions by AGO.

The meeting participants also discussed on figures of travel banned people. Both parties agreed to publish the figures on the AGO website too, so that everyone have access to this information.

Meanwhile, Shah Mohammad Khpalwak, IPRD Director suggested to conduct such meetings regularly to have better coordination and follow-up on common activities.

It is worth mentioning that MEC had conducted a seminar to evaluate reform in the AGO. As a result, suggested AGO through some indicators to evaluate the reform process.


Hundred Men and Women Receive Amnesty and Remission in Pul-e-Charkhi Prison  

On December 6, 2017, based on the presidential decree number 168 One hundred prisoners were entitled to amnesty and remission on Milad Al- Nabi (Birth anniversary of Prophet Mohammad PBUH) and were released in the presence of AGO Decision Enforcement Director and Amnesty and Remission Implementation Committee Director, Mohammad Asad Sapai, General Director of Puli-e-Charkhi prison, Brigadier General Mohammad Tawab Ahmadzai and other staff of the prison.

Pointing to the prisoners, Mr. Mohammad Asad Sapai said: “Everyone commits a mistake in his/her life, but you should have learned from the time you have spent in the Prison.”

Mr. Sapai added that Prison is the place to reform criminals, so after release they should even stop other members of the society from committing crime.

He said to the Prisoners that after suffering problems and adversities during imprisonment you should stop committing crimes in the future.

In the meantime, the released prisoners demonstrated satisfaction from the behavior of prison officials. They said that they have not witnessed any illegal behavior by the authorities.

Based on the mentioned decree, 74 men were pardoned and 10 others were released after they completed their terms following the remission. On the other hand, 14 women prisoners were also among the released prisoners while two other women received discount in their imprisonment.

Totally 100 prisoners were released from Prison in the first phase of the decree. It is expected that some other prisoners will soon benefit the next phases of this decree.


Reconstruction of Three-Floor Building of Kabul General Detention Center

Based on a president’s decree, the reconstruction of a three-floor building of Kabul General Detention Center was completed and inaugurated On October 16, 2017.

Director of AGO Decision Enforcement Prosecution Office, Mohammad Asad Sapai, and General Manager of Kabul Detention Center participated in the opening ceremony.

It is worth mentioning that the building was provided to the employees, judges, prosecutors, directors, businessmen and senior officials.

The Kabul General Detention Center which has capacity of 1,659 detainees, is reconstructed by Ministry of Interior Affairs with a total cost of 1,000,000 AFN and has 48 two-bedrooms.