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AGO Receives Over 130 Election Related Crime Cases

According to officials many of the suspected electoral related crimes include the forgery of ID cards and fake stickers.

Afghanistan’s Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Tuesday said that since the start of the parliamentary election process, over 130 cases related to electoral crimes have been handed over to them.
 
Officials said many of the suspected electoral related crimes include the forgery of ID cards and the stickers.
 
Those suspected of having committed the crimes include election observers, Independent Election Commission (IEC) staff members and employees of Afghanistan's Central Civil Registration Authority (ACCRA).
 
According to the AGO spokesman, Jamshid Rasuli, they also received over 6,000 corruption cases.
 
“There are 37 cases relating to 134 people who are accused of committing electoral crimes, these cases include forgery of the IDs and the stickers and fraud,” said Rasuli.
 
Meanwhile, the Independent Election Commission called for the punishment of those involved in election crime. 
 
“Anyone who commits electoral crime should be punished,” said IEC commissioner Sayed Hafiz Hashemi.
 
This comes a day after the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the authority has arrested 60 people in connection with crimes related to parliamentary elections that took place on October 21 and 22 across the country and on October 27 in Kandahar.
 
IEC officials admitted that a number of employees of the commission have committed negligence on election day but said that that they have formed a commission to address these issues.

Elections 2018

AGO Receives Over 130 Election Related Crime Cases

According to officials many of the suspected electoral related crimes include the forgery of ID cards and fake stickers.

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Afghanistan’s Attorney General’s Office (AGO) on Tuesday said that since the start of the parliamentary election process, over 130 cases related to electoral crimes have been handed over to them.
 
Officials said many of the suspected electoral related crimes include the forgery of ID cards and the stickers.
 
Those suspected of having committed the crimes include election observers, Independent Election Commission (IEC) staff members and employees of Afghanistan's Central Civil Registration Authority (ACCRA).
 
According to the AGO spokesman, Jamshid Rasuli, they also received over 6,000 corruption cases.
 
“There are 37 cases relating to 134 people who are accused of committing electoral crimes, these cases include forgery of the IDs and the stickers and fraud,” said Rasuli.
 
Meanwhile, the Independent Election Commission called for the punishment of those involved in election crime. 
 
“Anyone who commits electoral crime should be punished,” said IEC commissioner Sayed Hafiz Hashemi.
 
This comes a day after the Ministry of Interior (MoI) said the authority has arrested 60 people in connection with crimes related to parliamentary elections that took place on October 21 and 22 across the country and on October 27 in Kandahar.
 
IEC officials admitted that a number of employees of the commission have committed negligence on election day but said that that they have formed a commission to address these issues.

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