Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

U.S. Senators press Afghan president over security deal, prisoner release

U.S. Senators met with Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday. Afterwards, Repubican Senators John McCain and Lindsey Graham expressed concerns over the planned release of hundreds of inmates from Bagram prison. The U.S. handed over control of the prison to Afghan forces in March. It views the freeing of 88 of those prisoners a threat to security -- and a strain on relations between the two countries. Senator Lindsey Graham: (SOUNDBITE) (English) LINDSEY GRAHAM, REPUBLICAN SENATOR SAYING: "These 88 prisoners, there is much evidence suggest wrongdoing. Over 60 coalition forces have been killed as a result of the actions by these 88, and 57 Afghans have been killed by the actions of these 88. To allow them to be released would be an affront to the Afghan people and to the soldiers and those who have bravely risked their lives to capture them." The Senators also discussed with Karzai a long-delayed Bilateral Security Agreement -- or BSA.

© DailyMotion -

Comment on this article!
To post a comment, we encourage you to become a member of® or log in if you are already a member. You can still post your commentwithout registering, but you will need to fill your personal information each time.

Become a member (free)   |   Log in

Postings are subject to the terms and conditions of®. Before submitting your message , you must read the Terms and conditions of® and agree to them by checking the box below.
Your name:
  I have read and agree to the Terms and conditions of®.
Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter