Karzai orders Afghan prisoner review

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Kabul, June 7 (ANI): Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered a review of the cases of every Taliban suspect in the country's prisons.

According to the BBC, he said that where evidence against suspects was doubtful, they must be released.

Karzai's announcement of prisoner case reviews is the first official response to the national peace conference, which ended on Friday.

The conference discussed measures to promote reconciliation, including negotiations with militant factions, and recommended the release of Taliban suspects being held in Afghan police custody and by the US military if they were being held on "inaccurate statements or unsubstantiated allegations".

It is unclear how many people the review will affect. Hundreds of prisoners are accused of Taliban involvement.

A committee will be set up to oversee the investigation of each case. (ANI)

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