The regime’s double standards with the security forces and the Taliban in the country’s prisons
Report: Shershah Nawabi and Shakir Sangi
These days, Afghanistan is at war with a wave of political anomalies and injustices in President Ghani’s administration. However, Mr. Ghani considers the country’s military to be the true defenders of the “republic system”; contrary to the president’s sweetened words, the military is engaged in a thousand headaches. In the latest case, the police news agency obtained documents that, contrary to the president’s order, did not release 40 soldiers who are being held in prisons for various crimes; While these people have also spent their time in prison according to the president’s order and also the date of their presence. According to this table: “There are those who should have been released based on a presidential decree, but are in prison due to unknown factors.”
Presidential Decrees and Rebellion of Prison Principles from Implementing It:
Several prisoners claim that the president has issued several decrees ordering the Independent Prisons Administration to release prisoners from the country’s security and defense forces, but the administration has acted against these orders. In two separate orders, he instructed that the prisoners of the country’s security and defense forces be released from the country’s prisons on the following conditions, which have not been done yet. According to this decree No. 52 dated 5/20/1399 regarding the amnesty of mitigation of military punishment: “The remaining period of imprisonment of military personnel who have been sentenced to up to five years in prison, in accordance with Article 350 of the Criminal Procedure Code and the provisions of the Non-Violence Law Against the woman, regardless of the remaining period of their imprisonment, amnesty and release from prison. “Those who have been sentenced to imprisonment for up to five years but do not enjoy the benefits of the first paragraph of this article (3.4) will have a reduction in their imprisonment.”
In another decree issued by President Ghani under the name of Modification and Exemption in Decree No. 52 dated 5/20/1399 regarding the reduction and amnesty of punishments for military personnel, it is stated as follows: “Paragraph (3) of Article 1 of Decree No. (52) dated 5/20/1399 The President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, regarding the mitigation and amnesty of military service punishment, should be amended as follows: Military personnel who have been sentenced to imprisonment for up to five years if they do not enjoy the benefits of the first paragraph of this article or to imprisonment higher Have been sentenced to five to ten years; “(3/4) The share of their punishment will be reduced.”
Injustice Prison Administration Response to Prisoners of Security and Defense Forces:
A number of detainees currently being held at Pol-e Charkhi Prison, who, according to documents in their possession, have been released from prison for unknown reasons, although they have completed at least 40 years in prison, but for unknown reasons. To be. Relatives of these prisoners accuse the General Directorate of Central Prison of negligence. Zia Motahar, a relative of the prisoners, said: “When 5,000 Taliban prisoners are released but the military forces are fighting in hot trenches, they are behind bars, this is the peak of oppression and injustice. “We want the government to release the military prisoners as soon as possible so that real justice can be done.”
Nasimeh is a woman whose husband and brother served in the security forces, but now they are behind bars. “My husband and brother have been imprisoned for no reason, and if their guilt is proven, we will accept the same punishment that the government will give them,” Ban Nasima said.
Shabir, a relative who worked in the security forces but is currently in prison, says that in order to strengthen the security forces, the president’s order must be complied with. “We want to order 52 issued by the president and We want this law to be implemented. “This order has been taken hostage by the Directorate of Prisoners’ Affairs, and we want this order to be implemented in order to encourage the security and defense forces on the battlefields.”
Another abnormal forced dismissal and retirement for experienced military personnel:
At the same time, an army lieutenant colonel who has served up to the brigade command level claims that the Ministry of Defense forcibly retired him after 90 days. Order No. 1662 of the Ministry of National Defense reads: “The aforementioned officers of the National Army have spent more than (90) days in the active precautionary post of the Chief of Staff and the anti-personnel personnel, in consideration of their in-house offices.” Therefore, according to paragraph (2) of Article (29) of the Law on Intrinsic Affairs of Officers, Brigadiers, and Catechists, the pension shall be implemented in accordance with the law, its rights, and privileges. 1. Infantry Colonel Abdul Matin, son of Gol Mohammad, an active precautionary officer of the Department of Personnel and Anti-Corruption Personnel, actual service period of 21 years, 1 month and 26 days. “Infantry lieutenant Abdul Jamil, son of Abdul Salam, the active precautionary officer of the Chief of Staff and anti-personnel staff, his actual service period is 15 years.”
Abdul Matin Suleimankhel, who sees this as an injustice, emphasizes that the Ministry of Defense is currently run by the weak and incompetent and that this has left most young army officers facing unprecedented challenges. “The Ministry of Defense sent me on a precautionary period and then retired me, while according to the military law, my retirement age is 55 to 60,” said Mr. Suleimankhel. You know better than in the system unless it is supported or supported by an individual or a group, it will be eliminated soon. The new team and leadership that has just arrived in the security system are unprofessional and inexperienced. “Security in Afghanistan will be hit hard.”
The Ministry of Defense refuses to provide an answer in this regard, and due to our repeated efforts with Mr. Ruhollah Ahmadzai, the spokesman of this ministry, we could not have his opinion in this regard.
The response of the General Directorate of Central Prison to the allegations of the prisoners:
But the General Directorate of Central Prison denies the allegations, saying that a number of them have been released from the list of 40 military prisoners who have served their sentences. Farhad Bayani, a spokesman for the Central Prison, said: “Currently, work is underway to complete the release of these prisoners. In most cases, these prisoners’ claims go back to other institutions, including the commission headed by the president. “We are currently making every effort to implement this plan.”
The reports come as the release of Taliban prisoners has sparked a wave of reactions from relatives of prisoners in the country’s security and defense forces.