Ariana: Five hundred and twenty-four Afghans arrived in Spin Boldak district of Kandahar at around 10 pm on Sunday night after being freed from Pakistani prisons. Officials in Kandahar met them, provided the necessary facilities for them and said they will return to their homes Monday morning. According to the governor’s media office, Afghans who
Akmal Dawi VOA News December 20, 2022 The State Department has welcomed the release of two U.S. nationals from Taliban detention in Afghanistan. The two were en route to Qatar on Tuesday from where they will fly to the U.S. to reunite with their families. “We are in a position to welcome the release of
8am: Since August 2021, the Taliban group has imprisoned thousands of citizens of the country for various pretexts. Most of these prisoners are former government affiliates (security employees, army soldiers and national police). Many civilians, particularly youths have been arrested on charges of collaborating with the National Resistance Front (NRF) and armed groups fighting against
By RFE/RL’s Radio Azadi Abubakar Siddique Ron Synovitz September 21, 2021 KABUL — Afghanistan’s former prosecutors once worked to rid their country of its most dangerous criminals by building court cases to put them behind bars. Now, former prosecutors are hiding themselves from those same criminals — the murderers and drug dealers who were freed by
Roshan Noorzai VOA News May 3, 2021 The Afghan government said it plans to begin talks with 14 countries to discuss what to do with hundreds of their citizens who have been captured while fighting alongside the Islamic State Khorasan Province (ISKP). Ahamd Zia Saraj, the head of Afghanistan’s intelligence agency, National Directorate of Security
Ariana: Afghan forces have rescued 34 people from a Taliban prisoner in western Herat province, the Defense Ministry (MoD) said Wednesday. According to the MoD, the Afghan commando forces conducted an operation in the Karocha village in the Adraskan district of the province on Tuesday night. Click here to read more (external link).
Lisa Schlein VOA News February 6, 2021 GENEVA – A report by the U.N. Assistance Mission in Afghanistan and the Office of the U.N. High Commissioner for Human Rights finds torture, which is prohibited under international law, is widely practiced in Afghan prisons. The report covers the period from January 2019 through March 2020. The
Ayaz Gul VOA News January 24, 2021 ISLAMABAD – Authorities in Afghanistan say they have rearrested 600 members of the Taliban who were freed from imprisonment as part of a peace-building agreement between the United States and the insurgent group. Afghanistan’s national security adviser, Hamdullah Mohib, made the announcement Sunday, alleging the men in question
1TV: Afghanistan’s First Vice President Amrullah Saleh suggested on Monday that some Taliban detainees should be executed in response to rise in assassinations. Saleh said that the core reason why assassinations have increased in major cities is that the Taliban detainees think that they would be pardoned and not punished. Click here to read more
Tolo News: Seven prisoners escaped from a jail in Gardez city, the capital of the province, on Sunday, the governor’s office said. Of the seven, three were jailed for Taliban activity, one for treason, one for fraud, one for murder and one for assassination… Click here to read more (external link).