Afghan prisoners freed amid U.S. protests

Feb 13, 2014, 4:56 AM EST
Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai gestures during a press conference at the presidential palace in Kabul on October 7, 2013.
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Sixty-five detainees have been released from Afghanistan's high security Bagram detention centre, a move condemned by the U.S. as "deeply regrettable". The U.S. embassy in Kabul said some of those released were responsible for the deaths of Afghan civilians, and Afghan and coalition troops. Kabul, which took over control of Bagram last year, insists there is not enough evidence against the detainees.

Background:

Details on four detainees released from Parwan [U.S. Forces-Afghanistan via WaPo]

Afghan prisoners freed from Bagram amid U.S. protests [BBC]

Afghanistan frees 65 inmates U.S calls 'dangerous' [USA Today]

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