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AFGHAN AID WORKERS - 2001-08-30


The Taleban rulers in Afghanistan have allowed a second visit to the two Australians held on charges of spreading Christianity in Afghanistan but gave no indication when diplomats would get access to the four Germans and two Americans.

Australian diplomat Alistair Adams took a doctor along to the detention center on Thursday to check on the health of the two Australians -- Peter Bunch and Diana Thomas -- and later told reporters both are in good health. He said he also took flowers for Ms. Thomas, as it was her birthday.

However, Mr. Adams said he did not see the other six aid workers detained by the Taleban since early August and did not know when the American and German diplomats would get another chance to see their nationals.

A meeting between the diplomats and Taleban officials that was expected on Wednesday did not take place. The diplomats have been seeking details of the investigation, trial and possible punishment ever since the arrests.

Under a Taleban law the foreigners can face jail and expulsion and the local Muslims Afghan can face the death penalty.

Taleban officials have said the detainees will first be tried by an Islamic court and their final fate will be decided by the top Taleban leader, Mullah Mohammad Omar.

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