Taliban detains three British males in Afghanistan, UK non-profit says | CNN


Three British males have been detained by the Taliban in Afghanistan, in keeping with the non-profit Presidium Community.

The UK non-profit which “supplies assist to communities in disaster” tweeted Saturday that they’ve been working with the households of two of the detained males “in assist of discovering a decision and launch for the detainees.”

The UK’s International, Commonwealth, and Improvement Workplace is working to contact the detained British nationals and in addition supporting their households, they stated in a press release.

Scott Richards, co-founder of the Presidium Community, claimed the detention of the three males is “finally the extension of a misunderstanding.”

Throughout an interview with UK’s non-public Sky Community, Richards stated the group has spoken with a number of witnesses to the occasions and believes that the Normal Directorate of Intelligence, the nationwide intelligence, safety, and spy company underneath the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan, “reacted to a tip relating to weapons saved within the premises.”

“That weapon was licensed. And we consider that in the course of the course of the search, the license might have been separated from the weapon,” Richards added.

When requested if the boys had been in good well being, Richards stated “We do consider they’re in good well being and being properly handled. We’ve no cause to consider they’ve been subjected to the type of any damaging remedy equivalent to torture.”

The arrests come amidst a clampdown on these advocating for the schooling of Afghan ladies and as allegations of struggle crimes dedicated by the British Armed Forces in Afghanistan are underneath investigation.