Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday ordered the release of all but 16 prisoners from a group of 88 detainees that the US says pose a threat to the country and region.
In a statement, Karzai said that a review of the prisoners' cases by Afghan intelligence and judicial officials turned up no evidence of wrongdoing for 45 of the detainees. Karzai said there was insufficient evidence on another 27 and that they must be released. The statement gave no details on when the release will take place. (AP)