three Britons detained by the Taliban

Three Britons are being held by the Taliban in Afghanistan, announced on Saturday evening April 1, a British NGO, The Presidium Network, specifying “work closely” with two of the families.

‘We are working to establish consular contact with British nationals detained in Afghanistan and we are supporting the families’said the British Foreign Office in a statement.

Scott Richards, a member of The Presidium Network, told Sky News: “To our knowledge, we believe they are in good health and well cared for. »

A misunderstanding “

“We have no reason to believe that they have been subjected to any ill-treatment such as torture and we are told that they are doing as well as can be expected under such circumstances”, he specified. There has been “no significant contact” between authorities and the two men Presidium is assisting, Mr. Richards added.

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Two of the men have been held by the Taliban since January. It is not known how long the third man has been detained. They would be Kevin Cornwell, 53, a doctor for a charity organization, an unnamed hotel manager for aid workers and Miles Routledge, a YouTube celebrity, according to media reports.

On TwitterThe Presidium Network urged the Taliban to be “pay attention to what we believe to be a misunderstanding and release these men”.

The World with AFP


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