Mohammad Gol Sahebzadah, a well-meaning figure in Afghanistan, has made great efforts to alleviate poverty. For several years now, he has built many schools for girls, hospitals for women, many bridges and roads in some provinces of Afghanistan at his own expense, and Mr. Sahebzadah also has donated computers for students.
After all his valuable services for poverty alleviation, the Belgian Independent Human Rights Organization awarded him the Anti-Poverty Medal.
Qaiss Bawari is the Deputy Attorney General of Afghanistan for Anti-Corruption Affairs. He has previously worked in the human rights department in the southern provinces of Afghanistan. Mr. Bawari is working hard to resist decisively against corruption. Corruption has been an obstacle to transparent governance for many years.
This week, Mr. Rasooli, head of the Belgian Independent Human Rights Organization, visited Qaiss Bawari and encouraged him to fight seriously against corruption by awarding him the Medal of Human Rights Defender.
The fight against corruption is a great demand of the international community to the leaders of Afghanistan, Mr. Bawari has promised to fight seriously against corruption and injustice in Afghanistan.
In a report published by Amnesty International, the Taliban broadcasted a video that shows shooting some of arrested soldiers unconcernedly and this action of them indicates that they continue to their crimes and they don’t consider themselves responsible for any of their barbaric acts.
Amnesty International considers the Taliban’s action a barbaric and a war crime, and emphasizes that their claims In view of this evidance suggests that the Taliban’s persistent claims to have changed their ways are predicated on a lie and completely undermines their claims that they will respect human rights in the peace process.
Afghan authorities should launch an immediate investigation into this reprehensible act in an attempt to bring those responsible to justice, however, should this fail the international community and the International Criminal Court must step in.
Since early 2021, the start of peace talks between the Afghan government and the Taliban insecurity has escalated. Clashes between the Taliban and the country’s security forces have intensified in various parts of Afghanistan. These clashes inflict the most casualties on civilians and take their toll every day. Women and children are disproportionately more affected by these wars.
The Taliban have complete control over most districts and provinces. They plunder residences and set houses on fire. Residents who have fled their homes fearing war express that teachers and charitable staff responsible for facilitating education have fled schools. As a result, this also meant the closure of schools. Essential roads in the provinces are closed by the group and are under economic siege. Those who could have fled, only the elderly and disabled who remain in these areas are in poor conditions. They cannot access basic food and services.
We call on the government of Afghanistan and the international community to pay serious attention to the displaced people and provide humanitarian assistance to them as soon as possible. In addition, we urge all parties involved to respect humanitarian law and prevent civilian casualties in war.