Tolo News: The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Friday urged the Taliban to allow human rights worker to probe a recent mortar attack in Sangin district. This comes after at least 28 civilians were killed and 34 more wounded after four mortar rounds hit a festival being held at a market in Sangin
LMTOnline: Only a few hours had passed since President Donald Trump pardoned 1st Lt. Clint Lorance and the men of 1st Platoon were still trying to make sense of how it was even possible. How could a man they blamed for ruining their lives, an officer the Army convicted of second-degree murder and other charges,
FP: With Afghanistan again facing a political crisis, Mohammed Najibullah’s tarnished memory is being rehabilitated by some. But the crimes of the last Soviet-supported president, who was killed by the Taliban, are hardly forgotten. Click here to read more (external link).
The Daily Mail (UK): Australia’s special forces chief has admitted that SAS soldiers did commit war crimes in Afghanistan. Australian Special Operations Commander Major-General Adam Findlay told SAS soldiers at Perth’s Campbell Barracks that ‘there are guys who criminally did something’ and ‘poor leadership’ is to blame. This is the first time a senior officer
HRW: The Taliban in Afghanistan have imposed severe restrictions on rights in areas under their control despite claims of reform, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. Residents reported an inability to criticize or question Taliban actions, violations of the rights of women and girls, and severe limits on freedom of expression and
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 26, 2020 The U.S. State Department has added Afghanistan to a list of nations doing little to stop human trafficking, saying Kabul has failed to properly address child sexual slavery and the recruitment of child soldiers. In its annual Trafficking In Persons Report released on June 25, the department included Afghanistan in
Ariana: The Attorney General Office of Afghanistan (AGO) has recorded 1,173 cases of violence against women in the past six months. The most common types of these violence cases include rape, beatings, harassment, forced marriage, obstruction of the right to marry, premature marriage, the prohibition of inheritance, and the prohibition of possession of the property.
1TV: A 13-year-old child suicide bomber who was forced to carry out a suicide attack by the Taliban militants surrendered himself to the police in Afghanistan’s northern Kunduz province. The child, identified as Syed Mukhtar, threw his suicide vest into river before surrendering himself, a spokesman for provincial police said. Click here to read more
Frud Bezhan Shapoor Saber Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty June 24, 2020 Celebrated Afghan scholar Najib Mayel Heravi has lived in neighboring Iran for nearly 50 years, penning scores of acclaimed books and other treatises on ancient Persian manuscripts, literature, and Islamic mysticism. The 68-year-old native of Herat in western Afghanistan has an Iranian wife, and
Tolo News: Iran’s judiciary has denied receiving evidence that the Afghan government says has been handed to an Iranian diplomatic team over the drowning of dozens of Afghan migrants on the border between the two neighboring countries. Findings of the government’s probe team indicate that 46 Afghan nationals were “forced by the Iranian border force”