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US Embassy Kabul: Release of 65 Taliban prisoners is deeply regrettable

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Ahmad Shah Ghanizada
Ahmad Shah Ghanizadahttps://www.khaama.com
Ahmadshah Ghanizada is the deputy editor in chief for The Khaama Press Agency who manages and overlooks the English edition.

n34734118909_1778307_8297827web_944_1The US Embassy in Kabul reacted towards the freedom of 65 prisoners from the Bagram prison in northern Parwan province of Afghanistan.

The embassy following a statement, said that the release of prisoners from Parwan Detention Facility is deeply regrettable.

“Among those released today are individuals who are responsible for, or contributed to, the deaths of Afghan security force personnel, Afghan civilians, and American and other coalition personnel,” US embassy said following a statement.

The statement further added, “The evidence linking these individuals to serious crimes warrants careful consideration by a prosecutor and, potentially, indictments and prosecutions in Afghan courts under Afghan law. We requested a thorough review of each case. Instead, the evidence against them was never seriously considered.”

US Embassy in its statement also added that the release of prisoners from Parwan Detention Facility was contrary to Afghan government’s commitmentmen in 2012 Memorandium of Understanding to take all necessary steps to ensure that detainees do not pose a continuing threat to Afghanistan, the international community or the United States.

“The Afghan government bears responsibility for the results of its decision. We urge it to make every effort to ensure that those released do not commit new acts of violence and terror, and to immediately bring to justice any who do so,” the statement added.

The release of prisoners from Parwan Detention Facility comes as relations between Kabul and Washington is at an all-time low.

The issue is believed to further escalate tensions between Afghan and US officials, as the relations between the two nations have already been strained due to president Hamid Karzai’s refusal to sign the bilateral security agreement.

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