"in the dungeons of Poleh-charkhi"

Pul-e-Charki Prison
Creative Commons AttributionPul-e-Charki Prison - Credit: Jason Boylan
 Pul-e-Charkhi Prison lies 6km west of Kabul.  It was commissioned by President Mohammed Daoud Khan but completed by the Soviet-controlled communist government.  It became a notorious centre of torture and execution.  A mass grave containing 2,000 bodies was recently discovered nearby.

The prison is still in use, and the US has transferred more than 250 detainees there from Guantanamo.