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).
Ayesha Tanzeem VOA News November 19, 2019 ISLAMABAD – The Taliban freed two Western hostages Tuesday after the Afghan government released three important Taliban prisoners, who were flown to Qatar where the Taliban has a political team. Sources told VOA the hostages, American Kevin C. King, 63, and Australian Timothy J. Weeks, 50, were released
By RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan June 11, 2019 KABUL — Afghan special forces have rescued 44 people from a Taliban-run prison in the northern province of Baghlan, local officials say. Baghlan district Governor Khanzad Mazlomiyar said on June 11 that civilians and members of the security forces were among those freed during the operation, which
Al Jazeera: Before there was Guantanamo, there was Bagram, a US detention site near its giant airbase in Afghanistan, which came to be synonymous with torture and prisoner abuse. But when the US relinquished control of the prison, now called Parwan Detention Facility, to Afghan security forces in December 2014, Washington renounced responsibility for the men once held there. “The Bagram prison was a melting pot