Syrian Kurds Get Outside Help to Manage Prisons

September 23, 2015 07:18 PM
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Syria's Kurdish-held regions have been hailed by some as areas of relative stability in a war-torn nation. But rights monitors have expressed concern about the justice system in the enclaves, known collectively as Rojava. Recently, Kurdish authorities began working with international organizations to set up new prisons and managing them better. VOA's Zana Omar went to the main prison in the autonomous Kurdish region of Syria. Most of the inmates are there on charges of terrorism while others are being prosecuted on other charges. He has more in this report narrated by Kokab Farshori.