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About 120 Hezb-i-Islami Prisoners to be ‘Released’ Tomorrow

(Last Updated On: April 29, 2017)

vlcsnap-2017-04-29-16h59m22s164About 120 prisoners of Hezb-I-Islami (HIA) to be released on Sunday (April 30), a senior HIA member told Ariana News.

The prisoners will be freed from Bagram and Pul-e-Charkhi prisoners, following President Ashraf Ghani’s order.

Last Friday, around 70 prisoners of HIA was expected to be released but it was postponed.

A senior member of HIA, Allah Gul Mujahid said: “The release of prisoners was postponed due to vacation and tomorrow around 60 to 120 people including commanders and the head of groups will be freed.”

Hekmatyar has said he will not come to Kabul until their prisoners not freed.

The head of Joint Executive Commission for implementation of the Peace Agreement between government and HIA, Akram Khpalwak said: “We are committed to implementing each article of the agreement with Hezb-e-Islami and we are doing it.”

This comes as the release of HIA prisoners has followed concerns of Human rights commissions.

Reported by Elaha Omari. 

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