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al-Qaida Inmates Leave Jail After Protest

The last suspected Taliban and al-Qaida detainees were transferred out of Afghanistan’s most notorious prison Thursday after a hunger strike to protest being held for more than two years without charge, prison officials said. The 434 prisoners, shackled together, piled onto buses just outside the gates of Shiberghan jail run by northern warlord Abdul Rashid Dostum. No U.S. military personnel were involved in the transfer. “We will try them all in court. Those who committed serious crimes will be sentenced. Lesser criminals will be released,” said Brig. Gen. Ibrahim, the deputy chief of national prisons. Full Story

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