07 June 2019 :
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani pledged on 4 June 2019 to release nearly 900 inmates from prisons across Afghanistan.
During an address to the nation for Eid -- the festival marking the end of Ramadan -- Ghani said 887 inmates would be set free.
The president did not say what offences the prisoners had committed or whether they were members of the Taliban.
During a peace conference in April, Ghani said he would release 175 Taliban prisoners as a gesture of "goodwill".
It was not clear if those insurgent prisoners were included in the number Ghani gave on 4 June.