Afghanistan NGO working with the UN to free workers detained by the Taliban

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These efforts are being made alongside the United Nations. The United Nations is assisting in these efforts. IAM’s core belief is that “aid should not be used to advance a political or religious viewpoint.” In a press release, IAM clarified the fact that the detentions of one foreign national had not been fully explained. The statement read: “At this point, we do not have any information regarding the allegations made against our staff. We are therefore unable to comment on this situation or speculate.” However, should any charges be lodged against our organisation or any individual staff member, we will independently review any evidence presented.

These detentions followed earlier detentions of three staff members, two Afghan nationals and one international team member based in IAM’s Ghor office earlier this month. The workers were all transported to Kabul. IAM still has not received any information about the detentions.