The family of former TOLOnews presenter Yama Siawash on Wednesday said they have lodged a complaint with the UN Security Council over the current handling of the case into their son's death, stating that the Afghan government failed to address their demands to launch an investigation into the murder or arrest the perpetrators who planned the murder.
In the complaint letter, the family of Yama Siawash questioned the approach of Ajmal Ahmadi, the governor of the Central Bank of Afghanistan, where Siawash was working.
The letter has also criticized President Ashraf Ghani for supporting the approach of Ajmal Ahmadi.
The complaint letter also questioned the CBA governor Ajmal Ahmadi for his reluctance to help identity the killers of Yama Siawash.
The letter suggests that there is a possibility that Siawash was hired at the bank to facilitate his assassination.
In the letter, Siawash’s father criticized Ghani’s approach to tackling the case, saying Ghani has the power to put pressure on Ajmal Ahmadi and the security agencies to share the evidence publically about the explosion of the vehicle carrying Siawash.
The complaint letter has also criticiczed Ajmal Ahmadi for not cooperating with the media and the Afghan parliament about the case.
“The government wants to exploit the case politically or use it as a tool and link these murders to the Taliban to take advantage at the peace negotiating table,” said Abdul Mujib Khalwatgar, the head of NAI—an Organization Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan.
Siawash’s family had given a month's deadline to the government to identify the killers.
The deadline given by Yama Siawash’s family ended last week. There has been little progress in the investigation into the incident that killed three employees of the Central Bank, including Siawash.
“Civil society activists and the journalists are being targeted in a very mysterious manner in various provinces, but the government only issues statements and expresses its sympathy,” said Naseer Ahmad Noori, a civil society activist.
“The Afghan government needs to offer a clear picture of the attacks for the families of the victims,” said Ainuddin Bahaduri, a legal expert.
In the last part of the complaint letter, Yama Siavash's father called on the UN Security Council to provide safe and secure conditions for his family to file a lawsuit in the international court against his son's killers, the perpetrator of the murder, and their supporters.
Former TOLOnews presenter Yama Siawash, was killed in an explosion in the Makrorayan-e-Char area in Kabul’s PD9 on November 7.