Afghan hostage-takers focus on release of 26 prisoners

Afghan hostage-takers focus on release of 26 prisoners

[JURIST] The Taliban-related group holding 3 UN workers hostage in Afghanistan has agreed to forego other demands relating to their release in exchange for the release of 26 prisoners, some believed to be held at Guantanamo Bay. A list was given to Afghan officials Sunday and the group has given the government until Tuesday to comply. The UN has declined to comment but a spokesperson for the captors has suggested that a deal could be brokered following Sunday's negotiations. Reuters has more.