Most detainees in US run prison are innocent: Afghanistan

Kabul, Jan 12: Afghanistan government said Saturday that most of the inmates languishing in a US run prison, near Kabul, were innocent and only a few of them could actually be charged.

Majority of the inmates languishing in Bagram detention centre, 50 km from Kabul, are innocent and only 16 of them can be charged, reported Xinhua citing a Presidential Palace statement Saturday.

“There are incriminating evidences against only 16 prisoners out of 88 inmates held in Bagram detention centre,” it added.

According to Afghan authorities, a total of 45 detainees are innocent because no evidence has been found to prove their involvement in subversive activities

The US has described these inmates “dangerous criminals” who have been involved in terrorist activities including killing security personnel and civilians.