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Afghanistan: Peacekeeping Operations

Volume 470: debated on Tuesday 15 January 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs if he will hold discussions with the Government of Afghanistan on the release from prison of the Taliban leader Mullah Sorkh Naqaibullah. (178116)

We are deeply concerned at the alleged circumstances of the release of Mullah Sorkh Naqaibullah. This is a matter for the Afghan Government and we understand the Afghan National Directorate of Security is investigating the case. We intend to follow the situation closely.