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A dozen foreigners freed from Parwan jail

A dozen foreigners freed from Parwan jail

Jun 13, 2014 - 12:55

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The US military has freed a dozen foreigners from an Afghan jail where terror suspects have been held for years without trial, a media report said on Friday.

The released men included 10 Pakistanis, a French national and a Kuwaiti. They were repatriated to their countries last month from the prison in central Parwan province.

Another 38 non-Afghan detainees are still being held at the prison, the news agency AFP an unnamed US defence official as saying. Congress was informed of the transfer 10 days in advance.

Last week, the US released five Afghan detainees from Guantanamo in exchange for American soldier Bowe Bergdahl, who remained in Talibaninfo-icon’s captivity for five years.

Mohammad Fazl, Noorullah Noori, Mohammed Nabi, Khairullah Khairkhwa and Abdul Haq Wasiq were transferred to Qatar after their release.

PANinfo-icon Monitor/mud


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