Officials of the Islamic Emirate said that they would investigate military cases and that no military personnel “even at a high position” would be granted judicial immunity.
The supreme leader of the Islamic Emirate, Hibatullah Akhundzada, ordered the formation of the military court within the structure of the current government.
Islamic Emirate’s spokesman, Zabiullah Mujahid, said that despite the existence of a military court in the previous government, the cases of the military officials remain unsolved.
“The Islamic Emirate considered filling this need, and therefore, we formed a military court. The cases belonging to this court will be investigated and it will be implemented under the Islamic structure,” Mujahid said.
Based on the decree signed by the Islamic Emirate’s Supreme leader, Mawllavi Obaidullah Nizami has been appointed as head of the court. Mawllavi Sayed Agha and Mawllavi Zahid Akhundzada are appointed as judges.
The Islamic Emirate said that the court is authorized to investigate complaints against the staff of the defense and interior ministries as well as intelligence department.
“The decision of the military court will be accomplished after it is confirmed by the three courts (primary, appellate and supreme court),” said Inamullah Samangani, deputy spokesman for the Islamic Emirate.
However, is the establishment of a military court effective considering the current situation in Afghanistan?
Military veteran Gen. Abdul Wahid Taqat gave his opinion: “It has benefits and problems at the same time. If the problems are solved, and it is used properly, everyone would be ready to refer to this court.”
This comes as the cases against some former military officials, who were accused of corruption, have still remained closed.