Afghanistan is going to release 70 prisoners, which the USA believes to be terrorists
RIA News with the reference to France Press informs that the decision to release the prisoners was made after the President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai ordered the management of Bagram prison to reconsider their cases and to release those who were not guilty and against whom there was no evidence.
The USA fears that after the discharge the fighters will again return to the battlefield as soon as NATO withdraws the troops.
The Commander of the International Security Assistance Force (ISAF) General Joseph Dunford filed official objection against the plan of release. The representative of American forces called the prisoners «dangerous people,» which represent a threat.
The prison for especially dangerous criminals, which is located at the base of the United States Air Force in Bagram district of the central Afghan province Parwan, was fully preceded under the jurisdiction of Afghanistan in March 2013, and all the prisoners were transferred by the Americans to the Afghan side. The President of Afghanistan Hamid Karzai repeatedly stated that «there are many innocent people in Bagram prison, who should be released immediately.»
Currently there are approximately 100,000 soldiers of ISAF in Afghanistan. Withdrawal of the main part of the troops of the international coalition from the country is scheduled for the end of 2014.