Families of workers

Families of workers killed in Nangarhar call for justice

Families of the seven factory workers who were “brutally” killed in the Surkhroad district of Nangarhar province called on the government, particularly President Ghani, to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice. They issued a statement that detailed how their loved ones were first tortured and then shot dead while being handcuffed in their workplace. The “huge disaster” is “clear evidence of a crime against humanity”, the statement issued on Friday, March 05, noted.

The families of the victims complained that neither the central government nor the local government has so far taken any specific measure to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice. They further called on the National Union of Afghanistan Workers and Employees and the Ministry of Labors and Social Affairs to advocate for the Afghan workers in order to avoid the repeat of such incidents.

The seven workers were “brutally” killed by unknown armed men on Wednesday, March 03, in Bawli village of Surkhroad district of the eastern Nangarhar province. The dead bodies of the victims, who were reportedly all Hazaras, were transferred to Kabul, Bamyan, and Ghazni provinces yesterday, Friday, March 05.

Though the government blamed the Taliban for the brutal killing, the militant group has not commented in this regard so far.