The family of Mawlawi Din-Mohammad Azimi, a former deputy head of the Electoral Complaints Commission, claims that Azimi has been arrested by the forces of the Islamic Emirate, but there is uncertainty caused by statements of officials.
According to his family, Mr. Azimi was called to work on Thursday in Kabul. He received a call, and that day he went missing. They claim that the Islamic Emirate has arrested him, and some authorities have confirmed this, but the Islamic Emirate's deputy spokesperson said he is unaware of the case and it will be followed-up with.
Din-Mohammad Azimi's son said that it has been a week since he has heard from his father. He said that last Thursday his father left the house after receiving a phone call.
“I called, someone picked up the phone, I asked where is Mawlawi sahib, they said he is under surveillance,” said Marajuddin Azimi, Azimi’s son.
“On Monday, at 10 o’clock, we went to the general directorate of Security in Kabul province, they confirmed that Mawlawi Din-Mohammad Azimi was there,” said Gul Mohammad Azimi, Azimi’s nephew.
Azimi’s relatives urged the Islamic Emirate to release him as soon as possible.
“We, the Ghor people, ask the Islamic Emirate to let us know about the where Mawlawi sahib is and about his health,” said Abdul Wahab Danishyar, his relative.
Meanwhile, a deputy spokesperson of the Islamic Emirate said they are unaware of his arrest.
“We have not received any information about this case yet. If he is in the country, the Islamic Emirate will harm no one and we will follow up with this case,” said Bilal Karimi, deputy spokesman of the Islamic Emirate.
Din-Mohammad Azimi was the former deputy head of the Electoral Complaints Commission. He has also served as a representative of the people of Ghor in Afghanistan’s National Assembly and as the deputy governor of Ghor.