Bagram jail inmates to be freed
“If US officials keep their promise this time, the prison’s control will be transferred to Afghan security personnel,” he said, adding they would issue orders for release of the people being held without charge.
“We know many innocent people are being held there. We would free them, despite criticism,” the president reiterated, pledging to punish those involved in murder, explosions and suicide attacks in Afghanistan.
President Hamid Karzai demanded all detainees be transferred to Afghan authorities out of respect for the country’s sovereignty. The transfer of prisoners dominated last talks between Karzai and President Barack Obama in Washington in early January.
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