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Australian PM urges Trump that Afghan man who killed three Australians should not be released

10 Aug 2020 1TV News

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday that he had written to US President Donald Trump that an ex-Afghan soldier who killed three Australians in 2012 should not be released.

The man, Hekmatullah, has spent seven years in jail after killing three Australians soldiers at their base in Tarin Kowt of the southern Uruzgan province. Two other Australians were injured in the attack.

Australian officials have told the families of the three Australians that it was likely Hkematullah would be one of Taliban prisoners to be released as part of US-Taliban deal, ABC News reported.
Australian PM has appealed Trump that Hekmatullah should be kept behind bars.

"Hekmatullah was responsible for murdering three Australians, and our position is that he should never be released," Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Monday.

"We do not believe that his release adds to peace in this region.

"I can't promise you the outcome we all want here, but it's certainly the outcome we'll continue to press for as hard as we can."

Original Link: http://www.1tvnews.af/en/news/afghanistan/42793-australian-pm-urges-trump-that-afghan-man-who-killed-three-australians-should-not-be-released

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