Batur Eshchi, son of Ahmad Eshchi, the former governor of Jawzjan province, has dismissed so-called forensic evidence issued by the first vice president’s office regarding his father’s case and said the document is fake.
Eshchi claims to have been beaten and sexually assaulted on First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum’s orders.
On Friday, Dostum’s office released a document claiming it was the forensic evidence in the case.
Following the alleged ordeal Eshchi underwent forensic tests at the NATO hospital in Bagram and at the Wazir Akbar Khan hospital in Kabul.
Dostum’s Junbish-e-Milli Party released the document that claimed no forensic evidence was found to support Eshchi’s claims that he had been beaten and sexually abused.
“The forensic assessment result shamed the people who had made the allegations and they could not share it with the Afghan people. They reject the results of an accredited institution,” said Bashir Ahmad Tayyanj, spokesman of Junbish-e-Milli Party.
Batur however rejected the document as false and said the forensic tests carried out at the NATO hospital in Bagram found that his father was beaten and sexually assaulted.
“Forensic tests proved what we have said. Now they say they have evidence that rejects our claims, someone may have given them the documents and I don’t know from where they have got it and what is said in it,” he said.
The document issued by Dostum’s office is stamped by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) and its date indicates that it was released eight days ago. MoPH and forensic department have not commented on this.
“If the issue is not investigated correctly, it will create another political problem in the country,” said Abdul Khaliq Zazai, member of Kabul provincial council.
Junbish-e-Milli Party spokesman meanwhile said by sending a letter of summons from the National Directorate of Security (NDS) and Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to the first vice president’s office is against the law and that they will soon respond to the letter.
Tayyanj also said the AGO does not have the authority to summon the first vice president.