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Tens of MPs seeking reelection face criminal cases at AGO

Tens of MPs seeking reelection face criminal cases at AGO

Jul 31, 2018 - 21:50

KABULinfo-icon (Pajhwok): The government and the Attorney General Office (AGO) have been collecting evidence of crimes some Wolesi Jirgainfo-icon members, also seeking reelection, have committed, it is learnt.

Documents obtained by Pajhwok show the dossiers, detailing crimes of 61 lawmakers, have been prepared. These lawmakers committed the crimes including misuse of authority, land grabbing, kidnapping, embezzlement and corruption during their recent tenure.

According to the documents to which Pajhwok got access show these 61 lawmakers had been summoned by the AGO from one to 28 times. The list of these lawmakers is following.

  1. Qais Hassan: A lawmaker from Kabul accused of usurping 120 acres of land of the Mirwais township in Kabul’s Binisar locality and killing of three persons over a land dispute.
  2. Syed Hassan Anwari: A lawmaker from Kabul is accused of misuse of authority and committing administrative corruption. He is dead
  3. Mohammad Hussain Fahimi:  A lawmaker from Sar-i-Pul provinces is accused of torturing policemen on Kabul-Mazar-i-Sharif highway and taking away a Kalashnikov which is the government property
  4. FatemaNazari: A lawmaker from Kabul province accused of torturing and beating police.
  5. Mohammad Azeem Mohsani:  A lawmaker from Baghlan province accused of misuse of authority in the appointment of an officer at the Ministry of Defence to the post of brigadier general and head of the attorney office combating crimes of internal and externalinfo-icon security.
  6. Nazefa Zaki:  A lawmaker from Kabul province accused of beating another lawmaker over difference of opinion.
  7. Zahir Qadir: A lawmaker from Nangarhar province, accused of misuse of authority, transfer of drugs, inking illegal contracts and obtaining lands and recovery of illegal Sim Boxes from his house-
  8. Ahmad Shah Ramazan:  A lawmaker from Balkh province is accused of threatening a professional member of the Department of Monitoring and Evaluation, release of an alleged murderer and disappearing two government Kalashnikovs.
  9. Lalai Hameedzai: A lawmaker from Kandahar province is accused of beating another lawmaker Farhad Majidi, kidnapping of Sahel Mansour Company’s head and disappearing government owned weapons.
  10. Fereshta Anwar: a lawmaker from Nangarhar province accused of killing her husband
  11. Fowzia Raufi: A lawmaker from Faryab province is accused of releasing former judge of Balchargh district who had been detained over taking bribe in a corruption case
  12. Sahib Khan: A lawmaker from Logar province is accused of disappearing weapons.
  13. Abbas Ibrahimzada: A lawmaker from Balkh province is accused of physical torture against security guards of appellant court in Balkh
  14. Obaidullah Raminzada: A lawmaker from Baghlan province, accused of corruption while discharging duty at the Agricultureinfo-icon Ministry
  15. Fareba Ahmad Kakar: A lawmaker from Kandahar province, accused of violating the construction contract of Afghanistaninfo-icon-Iran School in Kandahar which was handed over to the Ministry of Educationinfo-icon
  16. Mullahinfo-icon Ezzatullah Atif:  A lawmaker from Kabul province is accused of grabbing 100 acres of ancestral land of an individual in Paghman district
  17. Gul Pacha Majidi: A lawmaker from Paktia province is accused of releasing an individual on bail in a fraud case.
  18. Hameedullah Tokhi, A lawmaker from Zabul province is accused of killing two people in a traffic accident.
  19. Mualvi Abdul Rahman Rahmani: A lawmaker from Balkh province is accused of torture and beating a worker of municipality and none-payment of rent
  20. Parwin Durrani: A lawmaker from Kochi tribe is accused of providing the National Identity Cards to Pakistani nationals.
  21. Mullah Trakhel: A lawmaker from Kuchiinfo-icon people is accused of releasing an individual on bail.

Recently a video surfaced in the social media showing Mullah Trakhel talking to a government official.

Tarakhel says: “My tribe says the Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC) is conspiring against me and trying not to allow me to contest the election. Don’t make us victim of political conspiracy otherwise my people had warned they would block roads and not allow government officials to reach their officers, but I stopped them from doing so. You may summon the Complaint Commission Head and ask him about the documents against me.”

The government official said: “Do you have any evidence that your name has been removed from the candidates list, when you are not aware of such an incident or no one has summoned you, then don’t make unreasonable problems. I have no authority to summon the IECC head and create a crisis.”

  1. Kamal Nasir Usoli: A lawmaker from Khost province is accused of grabbing government land. 

    However, Kamal Nasir Usoli while presenting documents from the IECC, Afghanistan’s land authority and Khost Agriculture Department claimed there was no case pending at the AGO against him.

    “Kamal Nasir Usoli name is excluded from the list of land grabbers in Khost,” says a letter from the Agriculture Department of Khost.

  2. Allah Gul Mujahid: A lawmaker from Kabul province is accused of torture of an individual, construction of a patrol pump in Pulcharkhi area, releasing an individual accused of a suicide attack and organizing demonstration which resulted in the arson of an area in Dehsabz district.
  3. Haidar Jan Naeemzai: A lawmaker from Kuchi tribe is accused of land grabbing and releasing inmates on bail.
  4. Mohammad Hussain Mamozai. A lawmaker from Laghman province is accused of losing government owned weapons
  5. ShukriaEsakhel: A lawmaker from Baghlan province, is accused of losing a government pistol.

27: Farhad Majidi, a parliament member from Herat province is accused of owing $200,000 tax on armored vehicles.

28: Mir Rahman Rahmani, an MP from Parwan province is accused of beating people using his bodyguards in Parwan.

29: Ahmad Behzad, an MP from Herat, is accused of beating a traffic police officer.

30: Shakila Hashemi, an MP from Logar province, is accused of beating two persons.

31: Sayed Anwar Sadat, an ex-MP from Faryab province and current deputy head of National Security Council (NSC), is accused of insulting a specific ethnic group and calling the ethnic group “the tribe of suicide bombers.”

32: Shakiba Hashemi, an MP from Logar, is accused of beating two persons named Haroon and Faridoon in an illicit affairs and an eloping case.

33: Habiba Danish, an MP from Takhar province, is accused of beating a doctor.

34: Abdul Hadi Jamshedi, an MP from Herat, has kept 22 Kalashnikovs, five pistols, seven walkie-talkies and some ammunition in his house he seized from Talibaninfo-icon after a clash.

35: Haji Sher Ali Ahmadzai, a Kochi (nomads) MP, is accused of beating a person and grabbing government land.

36: Sadiqa Mubariz, an MP from Maidan Wardak province, is accused of missing a pistol (belonging to the government).

37: Mohammad Arif Rahmani, an MP from Ghazni province, is accused of misusing authority. (No one from Ghazni has so far registered as candidate in the parliamentary elections due to some election related problems there)

38: Samiullah Samim, an MP from Farah province, is accused of misusing authority.

39: Mahmod Khan Sulaimankhel, an MP from Paktika, accused of attempting to beat a person inside the parliament building.

40: Zamarak Padkhwabi, an MP form Kabul, is accused of land liability of Stara-i-Shar and Mumtaz Mahal hotels and building a fuel station on the property of Timor Shah Iqbal Yousufi.

41: Delawar Imaq, an MP from Baghlan, is accused of selling the vehicle of a killed person.

42: Kubra Mustafawi, an MP from Kabul, is accused of insulting the children’s primary court head.

43: Abdul Qadir Kharoti, an MP from Paktika, is accused of missing a government weapon.

44: Sayed Mohammad Musa Junab, an MP from Badghis province, is accused of losing a government pistol.

45: Anwar Khan Oryakhel, an MP from Kabul, is accused of handing over a government weapon to another person.

46: Asifa Shadab, an MP from Faryab, is accused of missing a government pistol.

47: Rangina Kargar, an MP from Faryab, is accused of beating a school student.

48: YousufSabir, a Kochis MP, accused of assaulting a public services official.

49: Fakori Behishti, an MP from Bamyan, is accused of interference in Bamyan courts.

50: Obaidullah Barakzai, an MP form Uruzgan, is accused of helping an escaping person and facilitating the person to marry a woman.

51: Sharifullah Kamawal, an MP from Kabul, has guaranteed the release of a prisoner and is accused of a crime.

52: Sayed Ikramuddin Masumi, an MP form Takhar, is accused of embezzlement in purchase of five vehicles while on job in the Ministry of Labor and Social Affairs.

53: Shukuria Paikan, an MP from Kunduz, is accused of missing a government pistol.

54: Najia Babakrkhel, an MP form Paktika, is accused of missing a government weapon.

55: Abdul Qadir Zazai, an MP from Kabul, is accused of leveling (baseless accusation) against former Kabul mayor, Mohammad Younus Nawandish.

56: Ramazan Bashardost, an MP from Kabul, is accused of provoking Habibia High School students to take to the streets for protest against the government.

57: Dr. Zahir Saadat, an MP from Panjsher province, is accused of carrying illegal weapons.

58: Abdul Wali Niazi, an MP from Badakhshan, is accused of missing a pistol and two of its magazines full of bullets.

59: Farhad Azimi, an MP form Balkh, is accused of missing three weapons.

60: Haji Agha Jan, an MP form Kapisa, his bodyguard used a government weapon in narcotics smuggling.

61: Humayon Humayon, an MP from Khost, is accused of interfering in the parliament TV archive.

A reliable government source told Pajhwok Afghan News that similar cases of 400 Wolesi Jirga candidates had been prepared. The source said it was unclear what the government would do about such cases but discussions about them were underway.

According to the IECinfo-icon, 2,449 people make it to the primary list of Wolesi Jirga candidates.

Conditions for a Wolesi Jirga candidate

According to the article 39 of the election law, only those people who are not convicted of crimes against humanity, other crimes and not restricted of exercising civil rights by the court, can register as candidate for Wolesi Jirga.

The article 44 of the election law says that people who are commanding illegal armed groups or are members of these groups could not register as Wolesi Jirga candidates.

Independent Election Commission

Sayed Hafizullah Hashemi, IEC spokesman, said the Electoral Complaints Commission (ECCinfo-icon) would address all complaints under the election law they had received so far against candidates seeking their reelection.

He added if allegations against these candidates were proved, the ECC would remove their names from the list in consultation with the IEC.

What experts say

Yousuf Rashid, Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA) executive director, told Pajhwok Afghan News that the IEC has not allowed election watchdogs including FEFA to see documents of candidates.

He said the IEC and ECC under the law could drop accused candidates from the list before the electioneering begins.

However, he said a candidate could not be removed from the list until allegations against him were proved.

According to him, candidates whose names are missing from the preliminary list have the right to complain and their complaints should be handled under the election law.

Attorney general office

Jamshid Rasoli, the attorney general office’s spokesman, when asked the documents available with Pajhwok said he has no information in this regard.

He said he would not share such details with the media, given the legal constraints, as to how many members of the National Assembly and candidates were at the Prosecutor's Office.

However, another reliable official of the same office, who wished to go unnamed, said a long list of lawmakers and candidates was available at the AGO office accused of different crimes.


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