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12 prisoners released by US from Afghanistan prison

June 13, 2014 

At least 12 prisoners including 10 Pakistanis have been released by US from Parwan detention facility. A US defense official quoted by Reuters has said that a Frenchman, a Kuwaiti and 10 Pakistani prisoners were sent back to their respective home countries at the end of May. 

The US President Barack Obama has also informed US lawmakers that bout 38 non-Afghan prisoners remained at the Parwan detention center outside of Kabul. 

Yemeni, Tunisian, a Russian and more Pakistani nationals are among the 38 foreign prisoners who are still kept in Parwa detention center. 

The remaining prisoners are considered to be too dangerous to be freed by US since some of the detainees have unclear links to the Afghan conflict. 

The non-Afghan prisoners at the Parwan detention facility are the only detainees remaining in US custody in Afghanistan after hundreds of Afghan prisoners were shifted to Afghan control last year. 

The Obama administration is also considering transferring some inmates out of Guantanamo Bay, where about 150 inmates remain. 

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