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6 inmates freed from Bagram prison

6 inmates freed from Bagram prison

Jan 17, 2012 - 18:09

LASHKARGAH (PANinfo-icon): Six people freed from the Bagram jail in central Parwan province were reunited with their families at a ceremony in southern Helmand province on Tuesday.

Detained on charges of having links with militants, the men hailed were from Helmand, Kandahar, Uruzgan and Herat provinces, Governor Muhammad Gulab Mangal said.

"Imprisonment is a lesson to criminals in understanding the value of freedom and a wholesome life," Mangal remarked, urging the men to cut ties to insurgents live in peace.

Provincial peace council chief, Mualim Shah Wali, asked foreign forces to stop arresting innocent people during their operations.

Law enforcement officer at Bagram prison, Maj. Gen. Omer Jan, claimed the prisoners were not treated illegally.  "We are trying to contest the cases of all those who are imprisoned by foreign forces."

According to Khairullah, one of the released prisoners from Shindand district of Herat province, he remained behind bars for four months but did not know his crime.

"Driving a vehicle on the Kandahar-Herat highway, I was detained by foreign soldiers," he said, adding many detainees in Bagram were unaware of their offences.



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