The Obama administration is considering transferring Mohammed Fazl to Afghan custody in an effort to further a peace deal with the Afghan government. Fazl, a senior Taliban official who is currently being held at Guantanamo Bay for suspected human rights abuses, is considered a "high-risk detainee." His potential transfer from the military prison (where he's been since 2002) has sparked concern from many in Congress and U.S. intelligence, although it has been assured that he—and five others—would not be set free but moved to a different form of custody. Fazi is believed to have been behind thousands of Afghan Shi'ite deaths from 1998 to 2001.
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