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Protesting moneychangers demand execution for Mahsa’s murderers

16 Mar 2019 Afghanistan Times

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KABUL: Afghan moneychangers protested on

Saturday against the murder of Mahsa, a young girl kidnapped and strangled to

death. The protestors demanded execution for the murderers, insisting that the

government should be serious for their protection and safety.

The cashiers said they were concerned over recent criminal events

especially regarding abductions.

Meer Afghan Safi, head of the cashiers association said that

the murder of Mahsa, a six years daughter of one of the cashiers in Sara-e-Sahzada

exchange market has worried them.

“Our protest is to demand execution of kidnappers who killed

Mahsa and all those other kidnappers who are in prison right now,” he said.

He said that abductions increased in the recent months and

more than ten events happened in the last three months regarding of cashiers in


Mahsa’s murderers were arrested by police and acknowledged

that they kidnapped and killed the child after her family failed to provide the

ransom they demanded.

Also, Abasin Zazai, son of a national trader was earlier

abducted and killed in Karta-e-Naw neighborhood of Kabul.

The ministry of interior affairs said that Mahsa‘s case was

completed and more efforts would be paid to pave the ground for the protection

and security of the traders and cashiers.

“Mohsa’s case is completed and would be submitted to the

attorney general office within 24 hours. Regarding cashiers’ safety, the

interior ministry has ordered to its intelligence and operative organs to

recognize and punish the kidnappers according to law,” said Nasrat Rahimi

spokesman for the ministry of interior.

He said that all the cashiers and traders who need weapons

for their safety can apply for the weapon license in the interior ministry.

But the cashiers insisted that if the government doesn’t pay

attention for their safety they would continue their protests or invest outside

the country to live a safe live with their families.

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