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Jun 05, 2019
8:26AM

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani pledges to release 887 prisoners

EPA
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani today pledged to release nearly 900 inmates from prisons across Afghanistan. During an address to the nation for Eid, Mr Ghani said 887 inmates would be set free.

The President did not say what offences the prisoners had committed or whether they were members of the Taliban.

Mr Ghani had proposed a nationwide ceasefire at the start of Ramadan early last month, but the Taliban rejected the offer.

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