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Police shift Barakzai to unknown place

Police shift Barakzai to unknown place

Oct 14, 2011 - 16:14

KABULinfo-icon (PANinfo-icon): Police removed hunger striking ousted female lawmaker, Samin Barakzai, from her protest camp near the Parliament in Kabul and shifted her to an unknown place in an ambulance, a politician claimed on Friday.

Samin Barakzai, 32 years old from the western Herat province, had won a seat of Wolesi Jirga last year, but in August 2011, the IEC announced nine MPs, including her, as failed and declared as many other candidates as successful earlier certified as having lost the Sept 18 election.

She was unseated for getting fewer votes and alleged rigging in the election. It was the thirteenth day since the ousted parliamentarian has started her hunger strike.

Police along with female police officials came at the protest camp at 9.30pm on Thursday and arrested Barakzai's other associates, who have joined her on hunger strike, head of Afghanistaninfo-icon Dilbaral Party, Ajmal Sohail, said.

Sohail was among those taken to police station. The arrested people were later shifted to the Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan Hospital for treatment after a brief investigation, he said.

According to Sohail, they were then moved to their homes and were not allowed to come out of their residences till 8am on Friday.



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