Afghanistan Analysts Network – English

AAN in the Media

Human rights abused as children are imprisoned along with a parent

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The Saratoga Falcon, 25 January 2018

Sari Kouvo’s 2011 AAN research is quoted in this article about children rights in Afghanistan:

Even though many nations have an age limit to incarcerating innocent minors along with their parents, these laws are not always strictly abided by. Afghanistan places this restriction at age 7, but Meena’s position, as well several others reported by the Afghanistan Analysts Network, reveal the faultiness of this policy.

While students from across the world, such as those in the Silicon Valley, are complaining about tests and homework, incarcerated children are receiving an education that is incapable of producing informed individuals. In the interview with AAN, another boy said that the pressure of prison left him illiterate even after completing third grade.