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Human Rights Commission Calls for Probe into Death of Afghan Reporter, Family

The Afghanistan Human Rights Commission has called for thorough investigations into the murder of an Afghan local journalist and his family members.

The Killid Group
28 Feb 2021
Human Rights Commission Calls for Probe into Death of Afghan Reporter, Family
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The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said in a tweet Sunday that its findings indicated three family members of Bismellah Adel Aimaq, a local journalist in Ghor and the editor-in-chief of Sadai Ghor (Voice of Ghor) radio, were killed in an attack by a local commander of the Taliban group.

According to the commission’s findings, four members of his family, including an underage girl, were wounded and another four were taken by the Taliban.

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission called on authorities for a thorough investigation into the matter as well as into the death of Aimaq and urged for hunting down the perpetrators and ensure justice.

Earlier, Abdul Hamid Mutahed, member of the provincial council for Ghor province told TKG that the Taliban killed three members of Afghan reporter’s family and wounded another five. The militants also took two members of his family with themselves.

But the Taliban denied to be behind.

Bismellah Adel Aimaq, a local journalist and the editor-in-chief of Sadai Ghor (Voice of Ghor) radio, was killed on early January this year.

Following his death, Ezatullah Bek, a local provincial council member was killed in clashes with Afghan forces which erupted after he opened fire at government forces trying to arrest him for involvement in Aimaq’s murder.

According to a statement by Afghan spy agency, Bek was involved in several terrorist attacks, including targeted assassinations and serial murders, transferring developed weapons to the Taliban and financially support them, and training to use sticky bombs, statement elaborated further. 

After his death, the National Security Council (NSC) announced it has assigned a delegation to thoroughly probe into the incident.

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