The government of France has asked the Afghan government not to release the Taliban prisoners who have been convicted of killing the citizens of France.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of France on Saturday issued a statement, demanding a halt to release of those Taliban prisoners who have been convicted of killing French citizens, according to Reuters.
“France is particularly concerned by the presence, among the individuals liable to be released, of several terrorists convicted of killing French citizens in Afghanistan,” the statement said.
President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani recently signed a decree approving the release of 400 Taliban prisoners who are considered as the most dangerous inmates, who were involved in major attacks as well as drug trafficking.
Ghani signed the decree after the members of the Consultative Loya Jirga (Grand Assembly of Tribal Elders) voted to release the remaining 400 hard-core Taliban prisoners in a bid to help the peace process.