US and Afghanistan reached Agreement on Prison Transfer

Mar 24, 2013 14:53 IST

The United States on 23 March 2013 agreed to transfer the control of the prison that houses insurgents and other dangerous inmates adjacent to Bagram Airfield to Afghanistan. The agreement of to transfer to Afghan Control reached to an agreement after a week’s long intensified negotiations between the officials of both the parties.

The formal transfer of control will take place on 25 March 2013 and the provisions of the transfer includes that inmates who are a threat to the security and peace of Afghanistan and the international forces shall continue to be under detention under Afghan Law.

The Parwan Detention Facility was turning up to be a point of increasing friction between the two countries and thus the US Defence Secretary Chuck Hagel spoke to Hamid Karzai the president of Afghanistan. The Afghan President made a commitment to carry on the transfer of power ensuring safety of the Afghan people and the coalition forces and keep the detained individuals secured with a humane approach, following the guidelines prescribed under Afghan Law.

Earlier the negotiations were reached and an agreement of transferring the Parwan Detention Facility was agreed upon in September 2012, when US agreed to hand over the responsibility of more than three thousand detainees to Afghanistan. After the transfer ceremony, the U.S. troops remained at the prison to control the area around it.

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