Sheberghan Prison

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The Sheberghan Prison is a prison in northern Afghanistan. Following the battle of Qali-Jangi in Mazari Sharif General Dostum sent many of the surviving captives to Sheberghan Prison.[1]

He is reported to have sent them in industrial shipping containers.[1] Conditions in the shipping containers are reported to have been extremely crowded, and that many of the captives died in transit. When the captives complained that they were suffocating General Dostum's troops are reported to have fired directly into the shipping containers, killing some men, but providing limited ventilation for the others.

In 2009 the BBC News reported that new United States President Barack Obama had committed his administration to look into the claims about atrocities at Sherberghan.[2]


  1. ^ a b Andy Worthington (February 6, 2009). "The Guantánamo Files: Website Extras (7) – From Sheberghan to Kandahar". Retrieved 2010-04-17.  mirror
  2. ^ "The Afghan ship-container 'massacre'". BBC News. 2009-07-13. Retrieved 2013-07-07. US President Barack Obama has said he is looking into the alleged atrocity, amid recent reports that the administration of George W Bush resisted efforts to investigate it fully.