By Margaret Besheer VOA News | June 15, 2020 NEW YORK – The United Nations said Monday that for the fifth consecutive year, Afghanistan was the deadliest country on the planet for children. In its annual Children in Armed Conflict report, the U.N. secretary-general reported that more than 3,000 Afghan children were killed in 2019, and
DW: The Trump administration has sanctioned International Criminal Court [ICC] employees investigating whether US troops committed war crimes in Afghanistan. The ICC accused the US of trying to “interfere with the rule of law.” “The whole argument of the court being illegal, illegitimate and corrupt obviously is not a new argument,”… “The same argument has
Reuters: President Donald Trump on Thursday issued an executive order authorizing U.S. sanctions against International Criminal Court employees involved in an investigation into whether American forces committed war crimes in Afghanistan. Andrea Prasow, the Washington director for Human Rights Watch, said the action “demonstrates contempt for the global rule of law” and represents a “blatant
Politico: Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Monday previewed imminent action by the Trump administration aimed at countering the International Criminal Court’s investigation of alleged war crimes committed by U.S. personnel in Afghanistan. In an interview on the “What the Hell Is Going On?” podcast, produced by the conservative-leaning American Enterprise Institute think tank, Pomepo
1TV: A leading Afghan human rights group confirmed on Thursday that Iranian guards beat, tortured and drowned Afghan migrants at the border earlier this month. In a report, Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission said that a total of 46 migrants crossed the river flowing at the border between the two countries by boat and with
By Sayed Hasib Maududi, Roshan Noorzai VOA News | May 27, 2020 KABUL, AFGHANISTAN – Rafiullah Noori, 35, is not participating in this year’s Eid al-Fitr festivities, a three-day thanksgiving festival celebrated by Muslims around the word to mark the end of the holy month of Ramadan. Noori, a resident of Kabul, lost his 27-year-old wife, Nazia,
Tolo News: The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, citing the death of Afghan nationals on the border between Afghanistan and Iran, claimed that the migrants were “tortured” by Iranian border forces and were forced to cross the Harirod River and return to their country. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs has said that the investigation of
Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty: Medical staff in the Afghan capital, Kabul, have been caring for newborn babies left motherless in a deadly attack on a maternity hospital by gunmen on May 12. Volunteers have come forward to breastfeed the children. It’s still unclear who was behind the atrocity.
Tolo News: The bodies of 2 more Afghan migrants who were allegedly drowned by Iranian border police earlier this month were found in Harirod River, members of a task team investigating an alleged drowning by the Iranian border police said on Thursday. Iran has previously agreed to cooperate with a probe of the allegation. According
Tolo News: Afghanistan’s President Ashraf Ghani has tasked a 10-member team to probe reports of the drowning of dozens of Afghan migrants by Iranian border security forces earlier this week. Mohammad Hamid Tahmasbi will lead the probe team, said Sediq Sediqqi, a spokesman to Afghan president Ashraf Ghani. Click here to read more (external link).