Three British males have been detained by the Taliban in Afghanistan, UK non-profit group the Presidium Community stated on Saturday. The group stated on Twitter it had been “working intently with two of the households”.
“We’re working arduous to safe consular contact with British nationals detained in Afghanistan and we’re supporting households,” the UK’s overseas ministry added in an announcement.
Scott Richards of the Presidium Community advised Sky Information: “We consider they’re in good well being and being effectively handled.”
“We’ve got no cause to consider they have been topic to any unfavorable remedy reminiscent of torture and we’re advised that they’re pretty much as good as might be anticipated in such circumstances,” he added.
There had been “no significant contact” between authorities and the 2 males Presidium is aiding, he added.
These two males are believed to have been held by the Taliban since January.
It isn’t identified how lengthy the third man has been held for.
Media experiences named the lads as charity medic Kevin Cornwell, 53, an unnamed supervisor of a lodge for help staff and YouTube star Miles Routledge.
Presidium on Twitter urged the Taliban to be “thoughtful of what we consider is a misunderstanding and launch these males”.
Final 12 months the Taliban freed a veteran tv cameraman and 4 different British nationals it had held for six months.
Peter Jouvenal was one in all a “quantity” of Britons that the federal government in London stated had been held by the hardline Islamists.
Britain’s overseas ministry stated the 5 “had no position within the UK authorities’s work in Afghanistan and travelled to Afghanistan towards the UK authorities’s journey recommendation.”
“This was a mistake,” it added.
On the time, Afghanistan authorities spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid accused the Britons of “finishing up actions towards the nation’s legal guidelines and traditions of the folks of Afghanistan”.
“After consecutive conferences between the IEA (Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan) and Britain the stated individuals had been launched… and handed over to their house nation,” he stated.
“They promised to abide by the legal guidelines of Afghanistan, its traditions and tradition of the folks and to not violate them once more,” he added.
The Taliban returned to energy in August 2021 and has since sparked world outrage with its insurance policies particularly in direction of ladies and ladies.
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