According to the UK non-profit organization, the Presidium Network, three British men have been taken into custody by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The identities of the individuals and the circumstances surrounding their detainment have not been disclosed. However, the Presidium Network announced on Twitter that they have been in close contact with the families of two of the hostages and are working closely with them to provide support and assistance.
The UK government has also been made aware of the situation and is actively involved in efforts to secure the release of the British citizens.
On Saturday, the UK non-profit group, the Presidium Network, announced that three British men have been taken into custody by the Taliban in Afghanistan.
The organization, which stated that it had been working closely with two of the families, made the revelation on Twitter. The UK’s foreign ministry also issued a statement, indicating that they are working hard to establish consular contact with the British nationals and supporting their families.
According to Scott Richards of the Presidium Network, the two men his organization is assisting have had no meaningful contact with the authorities since their detention.
However, Richards claimed that the men are in good health and being treated well by their captors. There is no evidence to suggest that they have been subjected to torture, and they are being held under reasonable conditions given the circumstances.
One of the men believed to have been held by the Taliban since January has been identified as Kevin Cornwell, a charity medic, while the other has not been named. The identity of the third man remains unknown, as does the length of his captivity.
The Presidium Network has called on the Taliban to release the men, whom they believe have been caught up in a misunderstanding. In a tweet, the group appealed to the captors to show consideration and release the detainees.