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Christian Leuprecht: Taliban release of Colin Rutherford could be linked to peace talks.

Taliban release of Colin Rutherford could be linked to peace talks.

Christian Leuprecht
​John Paul Tasker, CBC News, 13 January 2016

Colin Rutherford is walking free after more than five harrowing years in Taliban captivity, but the circumstances around his release are cloaked in secrecy.

Foreign Affairs Minister Stéphane Dion — and officials at Global Affairs Canada — will only say Rutherford has been released to authorities in Afghanistan, and that the small Gulf state of Qatar had a role in the mediation.

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