Trial of war criminals demanded
Posted on 2013-09-21 15:24:31
KABUL: (AIP): The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has demanded of the Afghan government to conduct court trial of human rights violators and war criminals.
Talking to the Afghan Islamic Press, the spokesman for Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, Rafiullah Baidar said they welcomed the release of list by the Attorney General of Holland that showed names of 5000 Afghan people killed in the past.
He said they would take up the issue with the Afghan government, adding efforts would be made to ensure provision of rights to deserving people.
“The list would help the process of transitional justice. The people who were searching their near and dear ones would now understand that they have been killed. Those involved in the killing of these 5000 people should be tried,” he added.
The office of Attorney General in Holland published a list which shows list of 5000 Afghan people killed by intelligence agency of Afghan communist regime (AGSA) from 1978 to 1979 on various pretexts including being rebels, Ikhwanis and anti-revolution.
The report refreshed the loathe of Afghan people against the former communist regime and gave them a flashback of brutalities of pro-Soviet governments of Noor Muhammad Taraki, Hafizullah Amin and Babrak Karmal. A resident of Kabul, Shujauddin told the AIP they could not forget those cruelties.
“We lived in Hussain Khel village in Bagrami district. We saw many innocent people were killed and buried. These brutalities made the people stand against the regime. Many cruel people of that regime are still alive and are working on key positions,” he lamented.
The Afghan government did not say anything about the report so far. However, analysts believe it was a correct and authentic report.
A political analyst, Abdul Baqi Yari told the AIP that tens of thousands of innocent people were killed by the communist regime in Pul-i-Charki area of Kabul.
“There are also some war criminals besides the communists. The process of transitional justice should be implemented on all of them. They should be tried. The war criminals are still working on key positions and are enjoying power,” he added.
Terming the incumbent government weak, he said it could not unearth names of war criminals, adding only a strong administration could conduct court trial of these people.
According to the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission, names of hundreds of war criminals were sent to President Hamid Karzai two years ago, adding the presidential office has not released the report due to unknown reasons so far. People and analysts believe President Hamid Karzai was not releasing the report due to dread of elements that are still roaming around him.
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