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Barekzai brushes off allegations against Khalid

14 Jan 2019 Afghanistan Times

KABUL: After International Human Rights Commission accused

defense minister Asadullah Khalid of committing human rights violations, a

prominent member of parliament came in Khalid’s defense and dismissed all the


A member of the parliament’s complaints commission, Obaidullah

Barekzai, on Sunday brushed off accusations slung against defense minister,

describing him as a ‘loyal and patriot’.

“We definitely denied (accusations against Khalid); their judgement

runs against national interests of Afghanistan and sovereignty of Afghans,” he


The accusations come as international human rights commission

stated a reports on Saturday, in which it criticized Khalid for violation of

human rights, thus he has owned a private jail in Kandahar.

The reports added that Khalid has threatened the victim’s

family not to tout for their rights.

The report said, that the international human rights

community has demanded supportive countries to sue him as the Afghan government

has no intension to impeach him.

The international human rights called on European community

to put serious sanction over Afghan government and stop aids and donation to

the country.

Political analyst, Wadeer Safi, calls the accusation

‘illogic’. “They should have accused him of any crimes they are accusing him of

now when he was assigned as defense minister. They should have objected to the

government’s decision to assign a criminal in a top post,” he said.

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