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Watchdog Concerned Over Violations Of The Law By Police

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Sunday said at a national meeting on “Human Rights and Police” that some police force members discriminate against people while doing their jobs and also misuse their authority.
 
AIHRC held a seminar in Kabul in which police commanders from different districts of the country attended so as to learn about human rights and deal with people respectfully.
 
Police forces are the implementer of the law, but the Human Rights Commission said some police actions are shameful.
 
“It is shameful that foreign newspapers write about the existence of Bacha Bazi among security forces. It does not mean that you do not do Bacha Bazi, but means you should prohibit anyone from doing it,” said the head of AIHRC, Sima Samar.
 
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) however said the reason for police breaking the law was that many of them are illiterate.
 
“Problems exist and we do not ignore it. This is the situation. But the main reason behind this is insecurity,” Taj Mohammad Jahid, interior minister said.
 
The Attorney General did not comment on the problem, but said in some insecure districts there are no judicial centers.
 
“Some of the villages and districts are insecure and police can play a very important role on those areas. By securing justice and maintaining security, we can encourage people to support government,” Farid Hamidi, the Attorney General said.

Watchdog Concerned Over Violations Of The Law By Police

AIHRC held a seminar in Kabul in which police commanders from different districts of the country attended so as to learn about human rights

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The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Sunday said at a national meeting on “Human Rights and Police” that some police force members discriminate against people while doing their jobs and also misuse their authority.
 
AIHRC held a seminar in Kabul in which police commanders from different districts of the country attended so as to learn about human rights and deal with people respectfully.
 
Police forces are the implementer of the law, but the Human Rights Commission said some police actions are shameful.
 
“It is shameful that foreign newspapers write about the existence of Bacha Bazi among security forces. It does not mean that you do not do Bacha Bazi, but means you should prohibit anyone from doing it,” said the head of AIHRC, Sima Samar.
 
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) however said the reason for police breaking the law was that many of them are illiterate.
 
“Problems exist and we do not ignore it. This is the situation. But the main reason behind this is insecurity,” Taj Mohammad Jahid, interior minister said.
 
The Attorney General did not comment on the problem, but said in some insecure districts there are no judicial centers.
 
“Some of the villages and districts are insecure and police can play a very important role on those areas. By securing justice and maintaining security, we can encourage people to support government,” Farid Hamidi, the Attorney General said.

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