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HRW: Afghan Govt Failed to Pursue Human Rights Violation Cases

HRW: Afghan Govt Failed to  Pursue Human Rights Violation Cases

KABUL - Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Thursday said that the Afghan government failed to assess some cases of human rights violations, and failed to arrest the alleged perpetrators of those violations.
HRW pointed to the failure to arrest Karimuddin Karim, a former football federation head accused of sexual abuse, and perpetrators of the Logar sexual abuse case, as indicators of impotence of the justice organizations to stand up against powerful men.
Patricia Grossman, director of HRW in Asia, said “two cases in 2019 exemplify a continuing failure by the government of Afghanistan to hold powerful individuals accountable for serious crimes. The first is that Karimuddin Karim, the former president of the Afghan Football Federation" was not held accountable, "despite having been indicted by the Attorney General`s Office for multiple counts of sexual assault.”
The AGO doesn't comment on some cases:
The documents seen by TOLOnews show that the AGO has banned Mohammad Jawad Peikar, acting Minister of Urban Development and Land (MUDL), from leaving the country. But now the AGO has been silent about Peikar's ban.
“We are in an illegal and irresponsible situation. It is anarchy,” said Gul Rahman Qazi, the former head of the commission charged with overseeing the implementation of the Constitution. (TOLO NEWS)