How the author was accused of blasphemy?

Zaman Ahmadi

The deepening of inequalities in various economic, social, scientific, and even political sectors destroys justice and equality of opportunity for members of society to access valuable resources and superior positions, and individuals and groups to rank and be close. Or avoid resources of wealth and power.

Strengthening the sense of social inequality among members of a society will lead to the promotion of violence and conflict in society. Disagreement in social cohesion among people fade away and give way to hypocrisy and enmity. There will be a kind of anger caused by differences in individuals that will affect social ties and break up individual and collective relationships. At first glance, social inequality may seem insignificant in macroeconomic and social structures, but its effects are an important issue in distribution structures because they affect the lower strata of society and gradually spread to other strata. Opportunities and justice seem to be available to them.

Social inequality directly overshadows social relations and leads society to mistrust, isolation, and lawlessness. Therefore, the first effort of planners and policy makers should be to establish justice in job, educational, cultural, welfare and recreational opportunities for all citizens, otherwise the gaps created by inequalities in society will increase day by day.

Today, I am Nasim Kardan, look at one of the inequalities of justice in Afghanistan, and I would like to introduce the person who is trapped in this inequality, how he has fallen into this trap and has endured this human persecution for a long time. Eight years ago, a man was convicted of blasphemy and sentenced to 20 years in prison after writing an unpublished article about the destruction of Buddha statues in Bamyan. A court in Kabul has sentenced him to 20 years in prison. Whose crime has not yet been proven.

The author, who is accused of blasphemy, introduced himself as follows:

I was born in the village of Malistan in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province and currently lives in Kabul. My name is Zaman Ahmadi and I also have a bachelor’s degree from the Faculty of Dari (Persian) Literature and information about jurisprudence and law.

Question: How do you experience the social difference between going to prison and after prison? Answer: There are many differences in the traditional society of Afghanistan, for example, after I get caught in every judicial body that I refer to, I am forced to read and fulfill Islamic principles; However, they have no information about my case. This action is repeated many time and again, for me it is simple in appearance but convince them this is for me very painful. At the time of arrest, I was severely tortured mentally and physically so that I could not confess to the crime; Even the judge threatened to kill me.

Question: What is your view of the community after your imprisonment? Answer: Some people look at me they persecution, which for me is very annoying. And in between my previous friends do not have to see my former position as I consider an infidel. Even when I was released from prison, no one came to my house because of me; Only my intellectual friends, whom I met through social media, came to visit me. I no longer have that previous social status; no one will even job for me so that I can make a living for my family. I am not satisfied with the administration of justice in the Afghan courts because they have sentenced me in my absence and without a lawyer, and they have decided to break the law about me, which has broken and angered me. And without any guilt, I spent eight years in prison.

Question: What is your request to the Afghan government and international human rights organizations? Answer: I call on the Afghan government and international human rights organizations to seek justice so that they do not remain silent in the face of this inequality. Because I have not committed any crime and I spent eight years in prison for not having a crime, this injustice has caused me and my family not to compensate for this great loss for years.

Memory of Afghanistan’s largest prison: When I was in the second block of the prison and was attacked by one of commanders of the Taliban terrorist group, he named Ahmad Shah Kandahari, and his subordinates, I was beaten for being a Christian.

Ahmadi wants international human rights organizations and Amnesty International to take my case seriously, as my life in Afghanistan is in danger of death.

While overseeing the trial, the Belgian Independent Global Human Rights Organization urges the judiciary in Afghanistan! In order to avoid a fair decision regarding the case of Mr. Ahmadi, they should refrain from political and religious interference. We also urge the Afghan government to be responsible for the security of Ahmadi and his family.

for more information: http://www.bighro.org/2019/09/05/prison-for-thought-nasim-kardan/

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Author: Nasim Kardan

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