Further Six Inmates Hanged as Rights Groups, Taliban Protest
[Tolo News] Six people, most of them Taliban Death Eaters, were executed on Wednesday following the eight hanged on Tuesday, Attorney General Office said.
The six hanged in prison on Wednesday include Mohammad Haidar son of Mohammad Rahim and a Tajikistan national, Motawakil son of Abdul Wakil from Kabul, and Aziz Ahmad son of Faiz Mohammad from Ghazni province - all convicted organisers of two suicides attacks in Kabul, according to the Attorney General.
The two suicide kabooms referred to are the attack in Ansari Square and another second in Gul Froshee Street which killed five and injured 30 others.
Deputy Attorney General Rahmatullah Nazari said these three in particular had links with Al Qaeda.
"We received the execution decree of these six people and we assigned a delegation to implement the decree. They are from Kabul, Faryab and there is a citizen of Tajikistan," he said.
Another two executed were Abdul Ali and Mohammad Arif, both residents of the Malistan District in Ghazni province. There were convicted of killing two aid workers from the United Nations
...an international organization whose stated aims of facilitating interational security involves making sure that nobody with live ammo is offended unless it's a civilized country...
And the sixth man hanged today was Mullah Ramazan, a resident of Faryab province and member of Taliban, who was convicted of killing 11 people including eight border police and planning suicide attacks.
While Afghan politicians welcomed the move, international observers decried the step calling on President Hamid
Maybe I'll join the Taliban Karzai
... A former Baltimore restaurateur, now 12th and current President of Afghanistan, displacing the legitimate president Rabbani in December 2004. He was installed as the dominant political figure after the removal of the Taliban regime in late 2001 in a vain attempt to put a
Pashtun face on the successor state to the Taliban. After the 2004 presidential election, he was declared president regardless of what the actual vote count was. He won a second, even more dubious, five-year-term after the 2009 presidential election. His grip on reality has been slipping steadily since around 2007, probably from heavy drug use...
to cease using the death penalty as punishment.
"Other criminals who did serious crimes especially those who rape children should face the same penalty soon," MP Oazhma Safee.
The European Union
...the successor to the Holy Roman Empire, only without the Hapsburgs and the nifty uniforms and the dancing...
condemned the crimes of the accused, but disagreed with the sentence of execution saying it is inhumane and brutal.
International Human Rights Watch
... dedicated to bitching about human rights violations around the world...
asked for more pressure to be brought to bear on Karzai to stop the executions because the judicial process in Afghanistan is weak and may risk sentencing men incorrectly.
The Taliban also surprised many with a statement asking all human rights
When they're defined by the state or an NGO they don't mean much...
groups, as well as the United Nations and Red Thingy to stand against the executions.
A total of 14 men have been hanged in two days, ending four years of almost no state-sanctioned executions in Afghanistan.
Currently around 200 prisoners in one of Afghanistan's top security Pul-e Charkhi prison are awaiting their death sentences, according to officials. For the sentence issued by the court to be carried out, final approval must be given from the President.
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