AIHRC urges UN to assign committee for probing crimes against civilians
Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has called on the United Nations to assign a fact-finding committee for probing crimes committed against civilians, particularly targeted killings, the attacks against ethnic and religious minorities, and educational centers.
The commission made this call today, Sunday, June 27, in commemoration of two of its employees, Fatima Natasha Khalil and Ahmad Jawed Folad who were killed in an explosion last year in PD12, Kabul.
“The perpetrators of their assassination are not identified yet, nor have we received a full response from the authorities on the investigation,” the AIHRC complained from the Afghan government in a tweet.
The AIHRC further stated the government should meet this demand and cooperate in forming and investigating the case.
The government must be accountable and fight effectively against the impunity from punishment so that the human rights of the citizens are fully protected, the commission stressed.
A large number of civilians, including media and human rights activists, have been killed in targeted attacks across the country including Kabul over the past years.
Afghanistan has seen a dramatic rise in the level of targeted violence since the US and the Taliban signed the Doha agreement on February 29, 2020, in Qatar.