Tolo News: A Turkish newspaper has claimed Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of the Hizb-e-Islami group, is currently in hospital in Istanbul. The newspaper, Aydinlik, quoted a Turkish intelligence source as saying Hekmatyar is being treated at an Istanbul hospital. No details were however given. Click here to read more (external link).
DW: Hekmatyar’s chief negotiator, Amin Karim, told the Associated Press news agency that the warlord would return to the Afghan capital, Kabul, in “a matter of weeks, not months.” He is believed to be currently hiding in the eastern Kunar province, where he enjoys popular support. “More fighting will result in more bloodshed, and that is
Ayaz Gul VOA News February 4, 2017 ISLAMABAD — The United Nations has removed notorious Afghan warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar from its list of designated terrorists following his recent peace agreement with the Kabul government. “Therefore, the assets freeze, travel ban and arms embargo … no longer apply to him,” the U.N. Security Council’s Sanctions Committee said
Khaama Press: The leader of Hezb-e-Islami, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar may return to Kabul even before sanctions relief or removal of party leaders’ name from the UN blacklist. According to a statement released by Hezb-e-Islami party, Hekmatyar has called on the government to enforce the peace deal, slamming certain countries that attempt to hinder the peace agreement signed
Tolo News: Russia is likely to obstruct the process of removing Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s name from the UN sanctions list, a Wall Street Journal (WSJ) report stated Tuesday. Quoting Russian foreign ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova the report stated that Russia has put the delisting on hold but hadn’t blocked it. She did not give reasons to why
Tolo News: Habiburrahman Hekmatyar, son of reconciled leader of Hizb-e-Islami Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, at a gathering on Thursday termed the Taliban and other insurgent groups in the country slaves of foreigners. “Recently, these murderers and slaves are named as Khawarij in media, but I must say that they [Taliban] are worse than Khawarij,” Junior Hekmatyar said. The
Tolo News: A credible source told TOLOnews that the reason for France objecting to the removal of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar’s name from the UN’s blacklist has not been clarified, but some political commentators have linked their reluctance to the killing of ten French soldiers in 2013 by the Hizb-e-Islami group. Three years ago, militants reportedly associated with
Tolo News: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Thursday called for the prosecution of war criminals and violators of human rights including Zardad Faryadi. Zardad Faryadi, a former Hizb-e-Islami commander, arrived back in Kabul on Wednesday after serving more than 10 years in a U.K prison on charges of torture and human rights violations. The
Tolo News: The Afghan government has asked the United Nations Security Council (UNSC) to lift sanctions against Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, who forged a peace deal with government early in September. In response about Hizb-e-Islami’s steps after sanctions are lifted against Hekmatyar, a Hizb-e-Islami spokesman, Hashmatullah Arshad, said it will take time but it will happen.
Tolo News: Nangarhar governor Gulab Mangal on Tuesday said the Hizb-e-Islami leader Gulbuddin Hekmatyar will move to the province in the near future and they are ready to welcome him. Mangal said Hekmatyar will live in Nangarhar until his name has been removed from the UN’s black list. The governor said they have allocated a house