The British Foreign Office has stated in a declaration that four citizens of the country have been released from the custody of the Taliban administration.
The statement from this ministry was published on Tuesday, and it mentioned that these four individuals had been imprisoned on charges of “violating Afghan laws.”
“We welcome and appreciate the release by the current administration of Afghanistan of four British nationals who were detained on allegations of breaking the laws of Afghanistan,” the statement said.
The statement added that on behalf of the families of the British nationals, we apologize to the current administration of Afghanistan for violating the country’s laws.
The spokesperson also reminded all British citizens to adhere to UK counter-terrorism legislation and respect the laws of the countries they visit, with the possibility of sharing relevant information with UK authorities when necessary.
“We remind all British nationals of the requirement to comply with relevant UK counter-terrorism legislation when overseas and abide by all laws of the country of destination. Where appropriate, we will pass information to the relevant authorities in the UK for consideration,” it said.
Meanwhile, in a separate statement, the foreign office of the British emphasized that the UK Government strongly opposes the use of UK territory by any individuals, including Afghan nationals, for purposes such as planning, recruiting for, inciting, or financing terrorism in Afghanistan or pursuing political change through violence.
Such actions may lead to an investigation under UK law. The UK government condemns all forms of violence, as it is not in the best interest of Afghanistan or the international community.
The statement added that to promote peace, stability, and humanitarian support for the Afghan people, engaging pragmatically with the current Afghan administration is considered the only viable approach, and that is precisely what the UK government is committed to doing.