John Bass: Khalil Firouzi’s release from prison violates the government’s commitment to fighting corruption
Reporter: Latifa Sahil
US Ambassador to Kabul John Bass has called Khalil Firouzi’s release from prison questionable and stressed that it has undermined the government’s commitment to fighting corruption. The US ambassador in Kabul, in reaction to the transfer of Khalil Firouzi from the main culprits of the Kabul Bank crisis, has expressed concern over the release of Khalil Firouzi before the end of his imprisonment term and has called into question the release of Khalil Firouzi’s government’s commitment to fighting corruption.
US ambassador to Kabul tweeted (Thursday, August 15): “We were saddened by the government’s request to release Khalil Firouzi before the end of his imprisonment and commitments.” Concerns are raised as the government Afghanistan announced a day ago that Mr. Firouzi had been released from prison because of his deteriorating health condition, and that he is now under the strict supervision of the country’s judicial and judicial bodies. Former National Security Chief Rahmatullah Nabil and a presidential candidate said: Khalil Firouzi has been released in exchange for paying 30 million USD dollars to the president’s electoral campaign team of president Ghani.