By: Suraya Raiszada
During the current year, a number of employees of the country’s judicial organs have been targeted and attacked by unidentified armed individuals in various parts of the country.
Afghanistan Attorney General Office (AGO) has considered the attack on employees of judicial organs as attack on justice, saying that those targeting employees of the country’s judicial organs are the individuals who have been accused of crimes and introduced to relevant judicial organs to address their cases.
According to information of the country’s AGO, 139 employees of the country’s judicial organs have been targeted and killed in the past three years in various parts of the country.
“Attack on employees of the country’s judicial organs is in fact attack on justice and perpetrators of such target killings are those who have been identified as criminals by judicial organs of the country,” said Jamshid Rasouli, a spokesperson to Attorney General Office.
Confirming the assassination of its employees, AGO said a committee has been created to prevent from such incidents and address related cases.
“Attacking and targeting employees of AGO is not something new, but security threats to employees of the country’s judicial organs have increased recently,” the AGO spokesperson added.
The AGO officials considered employees of judicial organs as supporters and implementers of rule of law and justice in the country, stressing that prosecutors would stand against criminals to enforce justice in the country.
This comes after a prosecutor Bahauddin Baha has been targeted and killed in Garmsir district of Helmand when he was on his way to home days ago. Employees of the country’s judicial organs are not only targeted and attacked in remote districts and insecure areas but they are targeted in Kabul, the capital.
Abdul Qadir and Karimullah, two employees of counter corruption judicial center, have been targeted and attacked in outskirts in PD 5 of Kabul city where one was killed and another wounded.
Meanwhile, ministry of interior says security officials have been instructed to take all possible measures for maintaining security of employees of judicial organs.
“Prosecutors and employees of the country’s judicial organs if face with any security threats should contact the nearest post of ANP so that police adopt measure for maintaining of their security,” said Nasrat Rahimi, a spokesperson to the ministry of interior.
Rahimi stressed that those employees who needed arms for their security should contact with the MoI and get license for their arms to defend from themselves in case they face with any security threats.
Attack on employees of the country’s judicial organs has raised concerns amid of increasing security incident in Kabul and other provinces of the country.
Meanwhile, a number of political experts believe that security organs of the country should make all possible effort to provide better security for all Afghans in particular employees of the country’s judicial organs.