Release of five Britons detained in Afghanistan

Five British nationals detained in Afghanistan have been released, the British Foreign Office said on Monday, 20 June, insisting that they “MistakeBy traveling the country against travel recommendations.

,We appreciate the release of five British nationals detained by the current administration in AfghanistanA ministry spokesperson said, without specifying when and under what circumstances these five people were detained. ,These Britons had no role in the work of the British government in Afghanistan and traveled to Afghanistan contrary to official travel recommendations. that was a mistake“, he underlined. The United Kingdom said “sorry about this issueand presented, on behalf of the families of the prisoners, “excuses” For “any violation of Afghan culture, customs or laws“British Foreign Secretary Liz Truss also claimed to be”SatisfiedThat the UK secured his release.

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In February, London “shed light on the case”.Different“There was another British detained in Afghanistan”bornWithout specifying their position with the Taliban, their numbers or who was holding them back. Among them is Peter Jouvenal, a former journalist-turned-businessman, with dual German and British nationality and was in custody since early December. Since returning to power in August 2021, the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban have arrested some voices critical of their regime and beaten or arrested several journalists.


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