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Two-thirds prisoners in jails without trial: Sultana Kamal
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Narayanganj, Feb. 3 -- Human rights activist Advocate Sultana Kamal on Sunday claimed that around two-thirds of prisoners have been kept in jails across the country without trial.
"Jails are overburdened with 3-4 times more inmates than their capacities. Of them, two-thirds are held without any trial. Though there're accused, criminals or daring criminals in jails, their trial is yet to begin. However, a large portion of prisoners is imprisoned although they committed no crime. We're violating the human rights that prevent detention or arrest without trial," she said.
Sultana Kamal, also chairperson of Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB) trustee board, came up with the remarks while speaking at a seminar titled "Human rights, co...
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