Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty Maech 8, 2018 An Afghan man has been detained in connection with knife attacks in Austria’s capital, Vienna, in which four people were severely injured, police said on March 8. The suspect, who is 23, was detained shortly after the stabbing of a 20-year-old man, also from Afghanistan, on March 7,
AYBAK, Afghanistan, Feb. 26 (Xinhua) — Police have arrested a man on charge of killing two persons including his sister in the northern Samangan province, head of Provincial Council Hajji Raz Mohammad said Monday. The deadly incident, according to the official, occurred in Samangan provincial capital of the Aybak city on Sunday night. The perpetrator named
Press TV February 16, 2018 A human rights group says the International Criminal Court (ICC) has received over one and a half million statements of alleged war crimes from Afghan citizens in a span of three months. The Human Rights and Eradication of Violence organization said on Thursday that the ICC had received 1.7 million
February 5, 2018 RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan Afghan officials say seven men have been arrested on suspicion of involvement in the beating of a woman since a video of the incident appeared on social media last week. The men are relatives of the victim, a spokesman for the governor of Takhar province told RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty February 2, 2018 Golnaz Esfandiari Nusrat Parsa A shocking video of a mob beating in northern Afghanistan has provided a window into the brutal “justice” women in the country can face. Footage of the incident, which reportedly took place in December in Takhar Province, only recently emerged on social media.
November 30, 2017 RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry says five people were sentenced to death for committing murder and kidnapping and were hanged on November 29. The convicts were executed at Pul-e-Charkhi prison in the capital, Kabul. “A former member of Herat Provincial Council is among the five people,” Najeeb Danesh the acting
1TV: They were sentenced to imprisonment in absentia by a primary court in Police District 2 of Kabul three days ago, sources told 1TV. Ahmad Ishchi, who made accusations that Dostum ordered his men to rape and torture him, however, said that he is not satisfied with the progress over the case. Click here to read
The Washington Post: Last week, Gen. Mohammad Moeen Faqir, the former commander of embattled Helmand Province, and Abdul Ghafar Dawi, the director of a large fuel company and other businesses, chafed in silence as prosecutors in an anti-corruption court charged them with embezzlement and abuse of authority. Click here to read more (external link).
The New York Times: Mumtaz is a 23-year-old woman from the northern Afghan province of Kunduz, the victim of an acid attack when she was 18, whose tormentors were jailed. It was a rare legal victory in the struggle for women’s rights in Afghanistan, hailed at the time as proof that justice for female victims was possible.
Khaama Press: The Afghan government for the first time finalized a law to criminalize the bullying and sexual abuse of children ‘Bacha Baazi’ late in February this year. This comes as numerous reports emerged during the recent years regarding the worsening situation of the children subjected to abuse and bullying. Click here to read more (external