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26 of Detained Kabul Protestors Released

26 of Detained Kabul  Protestors Released

KABUL - Security forces have released 26 persons who took part in a violent protest rally demanding the release of a militia leader Alipur in central Kabul, a source said on Friday.
Security forces had arrested the notorious Hazara militia leader, Alipur, five days ago and released him under the guarantee of Vice-President Sarwar Danish.
Accused of possessing illegal arms, murders, harassment and other crimes, Alipur was released after he agreed to face interrogations and submit weapons.
Soon after the commander’s arrest, hundreds of people emerged on Kabul streets, blocked roads and clashed with police.
Police detained dozens of protestors and released 26 of them later, said a government source, who did not want to be identified.
But Attorney General Office spokesman Jamshid Rassouli said those released were children. He said 27 children, who had been arrested by police during the demonstration for their own security, were released at the request of their parents.
Meanwhile, second vice-president Sarwar Danish on his Facebook page wrote that he met with elders, influential figures and the youth from the west of Kabul.
The visiting people urged Danish to help release those detained during the protest demonstration against the detention of Alipur.
The VP assured the visitors that detained persons who were under age and school going would be discussed with the relevant organs to ensure justice. (Pajhwok)