Aimal Faizi Rejects British Defense Minister’s Remarks

Sunday, December 02, 2012
Kabul (BNA) Spokesman for presidential palace, Ajmal Faizi has rejected the remarks of British Defense Minister in which he cited judiciary problem as obstacle in handing over prisoners to Afghan government. 
Faizi has said that arresting and holding Afghans in detention centers is a violation of Afghanistan national sovereignty. 
British defense minister, reportedly had said that due to problems in Afghan jails and judiciary problems there, the British forces cannot hand over the detainees to Afghan government, Commenting on Bagram detention center, Faizi stated that the stance of government is clear and that is that no foreign country can have detention center in Afghanistan, saying the Bagram jail should be handed over to Afghan government in its earliest. 
He also noted that president Hamid Karzai with regard to transition of Bagram prison from US troops to Afghan government sent a letter to President Barack Obama last Thursday.

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