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China News Service February 14th According to Russian media reports on the 13th, Afghan President Hamid Karzai issued a statement during the high-level tripartite meeting between Turkey and Afghanistan-Pakistan, saying that the release of prisoners has nothing to do with the United States. The United States should not attempt to interfere with the decision of the Afghan government.
Karzai said that Afghanistan is a sovereign country and that the issue of releasing prisoners is determined by the judicial authorities. These decisions have nothing to do with the United States.
The Afghan government released 65 prisoners allegedly Taliban militants on the 13th. The United States has strongly opposed this and believes that these people will pose a threat to NATO and Afghan forces.
After the prisoners were released, the US Embassy stated that the Afghan government needs to bear the consequences of their decisions. Responsibility and urge the Afghan authorities to do their utmost to ensure that these released personnel will not engage in new violence or terrorist activities.
The US has consistently insisted on keeping some of its key custodians in custody, but President Karzai has repeatedly stated that he will release some of the innocent prisoners to promote the domestic reconciliation process.
On March 25 last year, the US military stationed in Afghanistan officially handed over the jurisdiction of Bagram prison to the Afghan government.
Responsible Editor: Liu Yang