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The Taliban have released several British citizens

An agreement between Taliban and U.K. officials has led to the release of several British citizens detained in Afghanistan.

In a statement, Zabihullah Mujahid, spokesman for the Taliban government, said the detainees were released after a series of meetings between Afghan and British officials.

There was no official announcement by either government as to who the five British citizens are, but the Frontline Club, a defender of former BBC cameraman Peter Jouvenal, confirmed he was released.

In his statement, Mujahid didn't elaborate on the reasons the U.K. citizens were detained or what laws the citizens had violated. They all vowed to respect the Afghan laws, traditions, and culture and not to violate them again, according to the statement.

“Several British nationals, who had been arrested about six months ago for allegedly violating Afghan traditions and laws, have been released,” he said.

20 June 2022


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