Sheberghan Prison and Pit Locations at Dasht-e-Leili
This Google Earth image shows the town of Sheberghan, Sheberghan Prison, and the location of the two pits at Dasht-e-Leili, where earth was dug and the fill from the pits taken away.
In April 2002, PHR forensic experts dug a test trench as part of a preliminary investigation for the UN at the Dasht-e-Leili mass grave site near Sheberghan, Afghanistan, and exposed 15 bodies. Three of these were autopsied; the experts found that the likely cause of death was consistent with suffocation.
PHR Forensic Investigation at Dasht-e-Leili, February 2002
Sheberghan Prison Visit, January, 2002
In January 2002, PHR researchers Jennifer Leaning, MD, and John Heffernan visited Sheberghan Prison, documented appalling conditions there and reported the presence of an alleged mass gravesite at nearby Dasht-e-Leili.