Taliban withdraws protection from Red Cross in Afghanistan

August 15, 2018 20:54
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KABUL - The Taliban said on Wednesday it was withdrawing its security guarantee for the International Red Cross in Afghanistan after it said the organization neglected prisoners holding a hunger strike in the Pul-e Charkhi prison in Kabul.

It said the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) had failed to pressure prison officials into providing proper medical care for those on hunger strike."Therefore the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan announces the withdrawal of security commitment that had given to the International Red Cross for their activities in Afghanistan," it said in a statement.

"The Islamic Emirate henceforth does not guarantee the protection of their lives and property until they come to an agreement with the Islamic Emirate to correct their actions."

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