By: The Kabul Times
KABUL: The Presidential Press Office has reacted to a statement titled “Defenseless Defenders) and released by the Amnesty International, the other day.
The statement said that how the government of Afghanistan has repeatedly failed to investigate into the attacks on human rights activists and that they were operating in a dangerous environment.
The report said in 2015, in the eastern part of the country, two staff members of Afghanistan’s Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) were killed and two others wounded when their vehicle was trapped by conflicts from both the militants and the government, as well as other armed groups, according to the statement from the Presidential Office.
The government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan, as the country’s sole legitimate source is duty bound to the protection of the right of the entire citizens, the organizations and institutions operating in Afghanistan, the Presidential Press Office said.
The government of Afghanistan has always supported the activities and works of the human rights supporters and other civil society institutions and has made effort for the protection of their lives and their related institutions as well as the government’s related organs were committed for investigation into their cases.
According to the statement, the government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan once again affirms that contrary to the Taliban and other terrorist groups, it was committed to the protection of the citizens’ live and property, particularly the human rights activists and the civil society in Afghanistan.