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Eshchi Rejects Jirga Proposal, Asks for Judicial Investigation

He rejected the proposal of a Jirga by Dostum’s supporters and instead asked for the country’s legal and judicial institutions to probe his case.

The former governor of Jawzjan province Ahmad Eschi on Sunday asked Afghanistan’s international partners to persuade the Afghan government to order a judicial investigation into his case against First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum.

He rejected the proposal of a Jirga by Dostum’s supporters and instead asked for the country’s legal and judicial institutions to probe his case.

Eshchi last week lodged claims of torture, detention and sexual assault against Dostum and his bodyguards.

“I was told at Bagram that all samples taken from my body and backbone and results will be shared with government,” said Eshchi.

Following Eshchi’s allegations, officials from Dostum-led Junbesh-e-Milli party retaliated and said the allegations were untrue, biased and politically motivated.

“General Dostum is a defender of human rights; General Dostum defends the rights of the Afghan nation; He is the only person who offered an apology to the faithful people of Afghanistan over events of the imposed war,” said a member of Faryab provincial council, Abdul Ahad Baig.

“The opposing side is the person who has committed this crime against me (Dostum); he should be placed in our position so that we can commit the same action against him; otherwise, we cannot ignore our rights; how would a Jirga be able to resolve the problem? What problem can be resolved through a Jirga? What are they going to give us? Money? We want the law to prevail,” said Eshchhi.

“If the president and the United Nations do not address our demands, supporters of the leader of Junbesh exist in all provinces of Afghanistan and they will come out for a mass demonstration,” said a supporter of the Junbesh party, Ehsanullah.

However, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has said that it has already started assessing the case.

Last week Eshchi underwent forensic medical tests at the NATO hospital at Bagram airbase and at the Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul. However the results of the medical tests have not yet been released.

On Friday, spokesperson for Junbesh-e-Milli party, Bashir Ahmad Tayyanj said the issue between Eshchi and Dostum should be resolved through a Jirga.

Tayyanj warned that if the issue continued to be debated, Dostum’s supporters could lose patience and this may have negative repercussions.

Afghanistan

Eshchi Rejects Jirga Proposal, Asks for Judicial Investigation

He rejected the proposal of a Jirga by Dostum’s supporters and instead asked for the country’s legal and judicial institutions to probe his case.

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The former governor of Jawzjan province Ahmad Eschi on Sunday asked Afghanistan’s international partners to persuade the Afghan government to order a judicial investigation into his case against First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum.

He rejected the proposal of a Jirga by Dostum’s supporters and instead asked for the country’s legal and judicial institutions to probe his case.

Eshchi last week lodged claims of torture, detention and sexual assault against Dostum and his bodyguards.

“I was told at Bagram that all samples taken from my body and backbone and results will be shared with government,” said Eshchi.

Following Eshchi’s allegations, officials from Dostum-led Junbesh-e-Milli party retaliated and said the allegations were untrue, biased and politically motivated.

“General Dostum is a defender of human rights; General Dostum defends the rights of the Afghan nation; He is the only person who offered an apology to the faithful people of Afghanistan over events of the imposed war,” said a member of Faryab provincial council, Abdul Ahad Baig.

“The opposing side is the person who has committed this crime against me (Dostum); he should be placed in our position so that we can commit the same action against him; otherwise, we cannot ignore our rights; how would a Jirga be able to resolve the problem? What problem can be resolved through a Jirga? What are they going to give us? Money? We want the law to prevail,” said Eshchhi.

“If the president and the United Nations do not address our demands, supporters of the leader of Junbesh exist in all provinces of Afghanistan and they will come out for a mass demonstration,” said a supporter of the Junbesh party, Ehsanullah.

However, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has said that it has already started assessing the case.

Last week Eshchi underwent forensic medical tests at the NATO hospital at Bagram airbase and at the Wazir Akbar Khan Hospital in Kabul. However the results of the medical tests have not yet been released.

On Friday, spokesperson for Junbesh-e-Milli party, Bashir Ahmad Tayyanj said the issue between Eshchi and Dostum should be resolved through a Jirga.

Tayyanj warned that if the issue continued to be debated, Dostum’s supporters could lose patience and this may have negative repercussions.

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