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Silence on Taliban crimes shameful: Saleh

Silence on Taliban crimes shameful: Saleh

Oct 07, 2015 - 18:25

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): Former spymaster Amrullah Saleh on Wednesday said the silence maintained on Talibaninfo-icon’s crimes was shameful, urging the UN to investigate their crimes against humanity.

Speaking at a gathering titled “Unity and Solidarity with Kunduz,” attended by hundreds of people, Saleh said the Taliban with proper planning could achieve a temporary military victory, but the crimes they committed were unprecedented.

Also the chief of his own political party, Afghanistaninfo-icon Green Trend, the former intelligence chief said in case of necessity, they would stand by security forces to defend the country.

According to him, Kunduz was like mini Afghanistan since the majority of ethnic groups lived there. He said the Taliban did not belong to any ethnic group and they had come out of the humanity’s circle also.

“The group does not have any message apart from looting, mass murder, mass rape on people’s honours. It is a shame to be silent towards such a group,” he remarked.

Chanting slogans like “death to those who have kept mum on Taliban’s crimes,” Saleh said the so called “5th Pillar” was not only some officials in the regime supporting Taliban, but also those who were silent on Taliban’s crimes.

“We shouldn’t forget our sisters were raped by Taliban in Kunduz and our honour violated. We won’t forget their crimes,” he added.

He said the green trend’s members had active presence in most parts of the province and if necessary, they would join security forces for the defence of the country.

At the end of the gathering, a statement was issued saying, “Kunduz’s pain is Afghanistan’s pain and we could sense it in Kabul. We want our forces to support security forces fighting Taliban.”

Saleh said government’s statements alone were not sufficient, but the government should document Taliban’s crimes in Afghanistan in general and in Kunduz in particular and submit them to the UN.



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