Westerners Detained for Trial in Afghanistan

I saw this quote:

“Two Americans, two Australians and six Germans are being held in detention in Kabul, charged with spreading Christianity. If found guilty they could face the death penalty.”

Here:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/hi/english/world/south_asia/newsid_1543000/1543135.stm

How will this affect a possible strike against the Afghani regime? Do we simply demand their safe return? This might be a good time for the Taleban to display some high-profile altruism, no?

This is a duplicate of http://boards.straightdope.com/sdmb/showthread.php?threadid=87050