Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Thursday, June 28, 2007

Captured Afghan workers released

The Taliban has recently released 18 mine clearers who had been held for six days, Agence France Press reported today. After being captured on Saturday, the men were taken before the “leading council” of the Taliban to decide their fate. The council agreed to free the workers due to their long history of working in Afghanistan.

Capturing Afghans working for foreign companies is one of the methods used by the Taliban to deter aiding foreign entities from working in Afghanistan.

Despite ongoing removal projects, Afghanistan remains one of the most mined countries in the world.

For the full article, click here.

For more information on mine clearing in Afghanistan, click here.



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