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Logar’s ‘school students’ sexual abuse investigations must immediately begin: Human Rights Activists

01 Dec 2019 The Khaama Press News Agency

A number of human rights activist and the defenders of children’s rights in Afghanistan asks the government to immediately start investigation of the Logar’s ‘school students’ sexual abuse case.

A joint press release published by the CMST, Najiba Foundation, Gahwara, Charmaghz and Book Cottage institutions says that the government must immediately start the investigation of the students sexual abuse case in Logar province and the result must be shared with the public according to the predefined timeline.

The statement further adds that another extensive research should be launched in the education sector across the country in order to identify and unveil the extent of such crimes.

The government must take necessary security measurements for the children’s rights activist who disclose abuses, the statement urged.

This comers as that Mohammad Mosa Mahmoodi and Ehsanullah Hamidi, the two defenders of human rights in Logar were detained by Afghanistan’s National Directorate of Security on the 21st of November while they were in their way to visit the European Union Ambassador.

The whistle blowed after ‘Guardian’, a U.K based news wire service published a tragic story about the sexual abuse of school students in the public schools of Logar, located in the East of Kabul city.

The illegal detention of the two rights defenders by the Afghanistan NDS sparked anger and tensions at national and international levels where HRW, US and German Embassies in Kabul asked for the immediate release of Mr. Mahmoodi and Mr. Hamidi.

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