400 HIA prisoners to be released in a week: Karim
KABUL (Pajhwok): Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA)’s peace delegation head Eng. Mohammad Amin Karim on Saturday hoped 400 HIA-linked prisoners would be released in a week from Pul-i-Charkhi and Bagram jails.
In article 11th of the peace agreement between the government and HIA, the government has promised to release HIA affiliates imprisoned for their political and military activities and no lawsuit has been filed against them.
The peace pact was inked on September 29 by President Ashraf Ghani and HIA leader Gulbadin Hikmatyar.
The HIA has prepared a list of 2,600 prisoners, but the release of 2,000 eligible prisoners was likely to become fixed, Karim told Pajhwok Afghan News on Saturday.
He said the HIA was going to present a list of 600 prisoners to the government on Saturday or Sunday.
He said the 600 prisoners affiliated with HIA had committed no crime and no one had filed lawsuit against them, and it had been proved.
He hoped cases of 400 prisoners would be reviewed and released from jail in a week because the government had promised to do so.
“We hope, Inshallah, 400 prisoners will be released if the government delegation shows seriousness in this regard.”
He said the 400 inmates would be set free from Pul-i-Charkhi Jail in Kabul and Bagram Jail in Parwan with media coverage.
Mohammad Akram Khpalwak, advisor to the president on political affairs, said judicial and security organs were busy collecting comprehensive information about the prisoners listed by HIA. He said the list of prisoners who were eligible for release based on the agreement would be sent to Ghani for approval.
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