“Don’t release Taliban inmates convicted of killing French citizens”

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KABUL: The French Embassy to Kabul on Sunday voiced concern regarding the release of inmates convicted of killing French citizens in Afghanistan, urging the Afghan government not to free them.


French government released a statement, asking the Afghan government not to proceed “with the release of several terrorists convicted of killing French citizens in Afghanistan, in particular soldiers and humanitarian workers.”


This comes as last week, the Loya Jirga approved the release of the remaining 400 controversial prisoners in accordance with the Doha agreement between the US and the Taliban in February this year. 


Hard on the heels of that, Australia’s Prime Minister Scott Morrison urged the US President Donald Trump to ensure an Afghan soldier who carried out an insider attack and killed three Australian soldiers was not part of the group of 400 hard-core Taliban prisoners.