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Afghanistan has released dozens of prisoners in a move the U.S. is criticizing because it says some of the detainees are members of the Taliban. The men were released from Bagram prison, where many of them had been held for years without trials.

The move is another threat to the relationship between the U.S. and Afghanistan as the war ends and the U.S. turns security over to the Afghans.

The BBC's Yalda Hakim had exclusive access to the prison and also spoke to Afghan President Hamid Karzai. She joins Here & Now's Robin Young to discuss what's known about the men released, and how Karzai justifies releasing them.


This segment aired on February 14, 2014.

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