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Afghanistan to Release 72 Prisoners Deemed Dangerous by US

Afghanistan to Release 72 Prisoners Deemed Dangerous by US

Afghanistan on Thursday said it would release scores of suspected Taliban fighters from jail, despite US objections that the men are “dangerous individuals” who could return to the battlefield as NATO troops withdraw.

A meeting chaired by Afghan President Hamid Karzai “ordered the Bagram prisoners’ dossier review board to free those prisoners who are innocent and against whom there is no evidence”, a statement said.

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