Ariana: First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum is expected to return to Afghanistan on Sunday after being in a year-long reputed exile in Turkey. A government delegation is expected to leave Kabul for Ankara on Saturday (July 21) to accompany Gen. Dostum on his return to Kabul, the mediation delegate said. The Office of the
Tolo News: Faryab protestors on Wednesday said they had closed a number of government offices in Maimana city and vowed to continue their demonstrations until government accepts their demands. The protesters also called for President Ashraf Ghani to resign. Protests were launched two weeks ago in a number of northern provinces after Nizamuddin Qaisari, the district police
Tolo News: Supporters of exiled First Vice President Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum held a demonstration on Monday in Shar-e-Naw in Kabul city and warned government that if it failed to meet their demands they would boycott elections and form their own autonomous government. Protestors also called for the return of Dostum and the immediate release of
Tolo News: Speaking at a press conference at the Presidential Palace. Ghani said: “General Dostum’s return is very possible. This issue has a legal aspect and the general attorney will investigate it.” Ghani also said that illegal armed men are becoming a problem in the country. “Operations against illegal arm forces are being carried out at
Ariana: A graphic video emerged on Friday, showing Afghan forces abusing bound and wounded bodyguards of Qaisari, kicking bloodied detainees in the face and stepping on their heads while smiling and posing for the camera. Click here to read more (external link). Related Kandahar police chief Gen. Abdul Raziq: Assault on Qaisari’s bodyguards needs to the
Ariana: The governor of Faryab, Naqibullah Fayeq stated that seven guards of Qaisari are still in prison but will be freed in the near future. The commander, area police chief Nizamuddin Qaisari, was arrested after a violent dispute during a meeting with leaders of government security forces on Monday, drawing angry protests from Dostum’s supporters.
Tolo News: Head of Dostum’s office, Enayatullah Babur Farahmand, said the army soldiers bound the hands of Qaisari’s security guards, beat them and shot some during the arrest. “People in the north demand the trial of the president [Ashraf Ghani] himself, who issued the order of such a heinous act and those who practiced this order
1TV: Afghan President Ashraf Ghani’s second Vice President Sarwar Danish met with First Vice President Abdul Rashid Dostum on Monday evening and invited him to Afghanistan. During the meeting, Dostum also said that the government should give satisfactory response to civilian movements in north northeast of the country and release Nizamuddin Qaisari, police chief of Qaisar district
Tolo News: MPs in Afghanistan’s Wolesi Jirga (Lower House of Parliament) on Monday said recent protests in the north and northeastern provinces were due to the residents’ fury over “injustice and central government’s autocratic policy”. They warned that because of President Ashraf Ghani’s policies there would be “consequences”. Click here to read more (external link).
Ariana: Addressing a joint press conference with members of the coalition for Salvation of Afghanistan on Sunday in Mazar-e-Sharif City, Noor said that the government’s “ethnic cleansing” approach should be ended. He said the security forces shouldn’t be used against the people and that Qaisari’s arrest was against the law. Click here to read more (external