The ambassadors of European Union (EU) and Norway in Kabul said in a joint statement on Monday that the case of the First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum should be concluded through legal channels since he has returned to Afghanistan.
The statement said they expect the conclusion of legal proceedings against Dostum who has been accused of sexual assault against Ahmad Eschi, the former governor of Jawzjan province.
According to the statement, as Dostum has returned home from Turkey, the issues around his case should be cleared up. The EU and Norway said they expect the law to follow its course.
The statement said no one should be above the law and that it is important that all Afghans work for peace, stability and democracy in light of the law.
“Nobody should be above the law. It is important that all Afghans continue to work together to promote peace, stability and democracy throughout the country, based on full respect for the rule of law by all citizens,” read the statement.
Dostum spent 14 months in Turkey only to return to Afghanistan last month.
He was accused of kidnapping and torture in 2016 and of ordering his guards to sexually assault Eshchi.