14 detainees released via Afghan reconciliation program PDF Print E-mail
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Friday, 17 April 2009

BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan (April 16, 2009) – Fourteen detainees held at the Bagram Theater Internment Facility were transferred to the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan yesterday under a reconciliation program called Takhim e Sol.

The 14 Afghan men had been detained for participating in or facilitating attacks against Afghan and allied forces.  The order for release occurred after both U.S. and Afghan authorities considered the men’s cases and jointly concurred that they were eligible for the reconciliation program.

As an Afghan-led initiative, the Takhim e Sol reconciliation process requires candidates to agree to renounce violence and swear allegiance to the Afghan government. 

Since 2005, 529 detainees have been released, with only two being detained again for subsequent insurgent activities, a recidivism rate of less than one-half of a percent.

 
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