Some residents of the central province of Panjshir called on the Islamic Emirate to assess the cases of their relatives in custody in a fair way.
The residents said that some of their relatives have been detained in Kabul.
“Their crime is not clear for us. No one tells us what crime they committed. We went to the governor, to the council of Ulema. No one told us what they are accused of,” said Mohammad Omar, a relative of a detainee.
“My mom is worried. My father went out to look for them. A letter from the intelligence department arrived to say that this person is innocent,” said Mirza Shah, a relative of a detainee.
This comes as the Kabul governor’s office said that a committee comprised of six officials has been formed to investigate the cases of the detainees. The committee was
formed after some residents of Panjshir met with the Kabul governor.
"Those residents of Panjshir who are living in Kabul and are currently in jail, and who are innocent and committed few crimes, their cases have been sent to the Prime
Minister's Office. A decision will be made about their release,” said Ziaullah Hashimi, a spokesman for the Kabul governor’s office.
This comes as the UN Assistant Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) also called for an investigation into the detentions in Panjshir.