Tolo News: President Ashraf Ghani has ordered the release of Khalilullah Frozi, the ex-CEO of Kabul Bank, who is accused of having a key role in the collapse of the bank that once Afghanistan’s largest financial institution. In 2015, President Ghani ordered that Mr. Frozi should serve out his full 10 years in prison and
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty August 8, 2019 The U.S. Navy dismissed charges on August 6 against four SEALs accused of abusing detainees in Afghanistan seven years ago, AP reported. The four SEALs — Lieutenant Jason Webb, Chief Petty Officers David Swarts and Xavier Silva, and Petty Officer 1st Class Daniel D’Ambrosio — were accused of
Tolo News: Recently, President Ghani’s administration came under repeated accusations of sexual abuse of women by a number of high-ranking officials of the cabinet, including some ministers… sexual abuse allegations against individuals close to President Ghani were “repeatedly ignored”. Click here to read more (external link).
The Conversation: Getting justice in Afghanistan is a complicated business. Two main justice systems – state laws based on the civil law tradition and Islamic jurisprudence – combine with non-state institutions, such as traditional village jirgas (circles) or shuras (councils), to resolve local disputes and deal with offences. Click here to read more (external link).
Army Times: The civilian review comes after former 1st Lt. Clint Lorance, 34, had an appeal rejected by military judges two years ago. On July 2, 2012, Lorance gave orders to his soldiers to fire on three unarmed Afghan men on a motorcycle near their patrol. One soldier initially fired two shots, missed and watched as the
The Washington Post: Today, hundreds of Afghan women, mostly poor and uneducated, are serving sentences for crimes such as prostitution or drug smuggling, but rarely for acts of serious violence. Often, experts and legal advocates say, they did not act alone, but at the behest of a man — a father, husband or lover who wielded
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 20, 2019 An Afghan human trafficker and three Bulgarian accomplices have received life sentences over the deaths of 71 migrants who suffocated inside a sealed refrigeration truck abandoned near an Austrian village in 2015. The ruling on June 20 by the Hungarian appeals court came after the Afghan ring leader,
1TV: Afghanistan Attorney General’s Office has issued arrest warrant for former president of the country’s football federation, Keramuddin Karim. The news comes a day after the global soccer body FIFA banned Keramuddin Karim from the sports for life after founding him guilty of abusing his position and sexually abusing female players. Click here to read more
Press TV June 8, 2019 The International Criminal Court’s (ICC) chief prosecutor has filed an appeal challenging the court’s rejection of a probe into war crimes in Afghanistan by invading US forces, local Afghan troops as well as Taliban and other militant groups. The 17-page appeal document filed on Friday by the court’s lead prosecutor
Tolo News: Majority of the 887 prisoners who are expected to be released by the Afghan government are members of the Taliban, critics said, adding that it will have a possible impact on the country’s situation and that the decision has been made without wider consultations. The Presidential Palace has said that these inmates will be