Afghanistan has launched 5 UK nationals from detention, London mentioned Monday, including that it regretted the episode and providing apologies to the authorities in Kabul.
“Happy the UK has secured the discharge of 5 British nationals detained in Afghanistan,” Overseas Secretary Liz Truss tweeted.
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The Overseas Commonwealth and Improvement Workplace mentioned in a separate assertion that the 5 “had no function within the UK authorities’s work in Afghanistan and travelled to Afghanistan in opposition to the UK Authorities’s journey recommendation. This was a mistake.”
No additional particulars got in regards to the Britons nor after they had been held and on what grounds.
On February 12, the federal government in London mentioned a “quantity” of British nationals had been being detained and that it had raised the problem with the Taliban.
Amongst them was Peter Jouvenal, a journalist and businessman with an extended affiliation with Afghanistan, who was stopped final December.
The extremist group had the day gone by launched two abroad journalists who had been held, together with a former BBC correspondent.
The FCDO added in its newest assertion: “On behalf of the households of the British nationals, we categorical their apologies for any breach of Afghan tradition, customs or legal guidelines, and provide their assurance of future good conduct.
“The UK authorities regrets this episode.”
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