Ariana: Ariana News has obtained documents showing that a case file has been opened against Mullah Tarakhail for allegedly beating Abdul Hakim Munib the Minister of Hajj inside the mosque of presidential palace. Last month, Mr. Munib claimed that he has been mistreated, insulted and physically attacked by Mullah Tarakhail and some of his family members
Associated Press: International Criminal Court judges said Tuesday that the court’s prosecutor can appeal against the rejection of her request to open an investigation into crimes linked to the long-running conflict in Afghanistan. In April, a panel of judges rejected the proposed investigation, saying it would not be in the interests of justice because an investigation
Tolo News: The former head of the Electoral Complaints Commission, Abdul Aziz Aryaee, and two former members of the commission, Humaira Haqmal and Abdul Basir Fayiz, were accused of reducing or adding to parliamentary candidates votes in Kunar province and misuse of authority. Meanwhile, seven former members of Independent Election Commission including Abdul Badi Sayyad, Wasima
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty September 1, 2019 Police in France detained an Afghan asylum-seeker after one person was killed and nine others injured in a knife attack near a commuter train station outside Lyon. Authorities on August 31 described the attacker as a 33-year-old Afghan citizen who had applied for asylum in France and was
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