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France 24, 14 February 2014

In an explainer about the release of 65 detainees from Bagram prison, the website of the French international TV refers to an AAN dispatch by Kate Clark:

Under the 2013 Afghan/US Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) – which has not been released, but has been seen by Kate Clark of the Kabul-based Afghanistan Analysts Network, the Afghan authorities had agreed that “for those detainees who are determined by the prosecutor to be a threat but cannot yet be prosecuted, the prosecutor, in consultation with the National Security Council, is to ask the court for continued detention under Afghan law.”

According to Clark, the MoU “speaks specifically about enduring security threats… and it appears to commit Afghanistan to their continued detention.”


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