To Release, Or Not To Release? Legal questions around Ghani’s consultative loya jirga on Taleban prisoners

The Consultative Loya Jirga, called by President Ashraf Ghani to decide the fate of 400 Taleban prisoners, and whether they should be released to enable intra-Afghan peace talks, has begun. Ghani has argued that, according to the constitution and the penal code, it was not in his power to release these prisoners and therefore he … Continue reading To Release, Or Not To Release? Legal questions around Ghani’s consultative loya jirga on Taleban prisoners