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The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan makes use of all pathways available aimed at freeing its Mujahideen prisoners and prisoner exchange is an option amongst them.
The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has a Commission for Management and Release of Prisoners Affairs in its organizational structure tasked with looking after the affairs of its own as well as enemy prisoners. Looking at the value of prisoner exchange, the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan has established special rules and regulations on top of the said Commission’s Layha (Legal Code) which makes it possible for both sides to carry out exchanges in a confident and reliable manner.
The remarks by the enemy a few days earlier about a possible exchange of its imprisoned soldiers for the former provincial governor for Faryab, the respected Qari Salahudeen Sahib (may Allah free him) in Faryab province are baseless and empty propaganda. In reality the enemy does not believe in prisoner exchange nor has it exerted any efforts in this regard. An example of this is when a number of enemy soldiers were imprisoned by the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate on 3rd of Qaws 1394 Hijri Solar after a helicopter crashed in Faryab, the Islamic Emirate expressed its willingness about a possible prisoner exchange via local elders and tribal chiefs but the opposition did not show any interest either because they do not have authorization or they do not care about the life and release of its personnel.
Similarly the officials of Islamic Emirate have carried out preliminary talks with some impartial international organizations and expressed their willingness for prisoner exchange in a principled framework.
Here through this statement we once again declare that the Islamic Emirate believes in prisoner exchanges with our enemies within the framework of our principles and is ready to participate in such a process.
Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan
Qari Muhammad Yousuf Ahmadi
14/06/1437 Hijri Lunar
04/01/1395 Hijri Solar 23/03/2016 Gregorian
Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad. She is a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.