The family of former TOLOnews presenter Yama Siawash on Thursday said they have lodged a complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) at the Hague to probe his murder.
Siawash's father called on the UN and ICC prosecutors to launch an investigation into the murder of his son.
Former TOLOnews presenter Yama Siawash was killed in an explosion in the Makrorayan-e-Char area in Kabul’s PD9 on November 7, 2020.
“We submit that the killing of Yama Siavash was part of a widespread and systematic attack against members of the media in Afghanistan occurring during the ongoing conflict in Afghanistan, and can be considered to constitute a crime against humanity and war crime or murder,” said the lawyer representing Siawash's family.
Siawash’s father said that the Afghan government has failed to investigate the murder case of his son and now he expects the ICC to investigate it.
“Now that the martyr Siawash’s case is lying on the table of the ICC at The Hague and with the UN human rights rapporteur, these prestigious international institutions should ensure the delivery of justice to the family of Yama Siawash, find his killers and serve them justice,” said Daud Siawash, the father of Yama Siawash.
“The media community wants the case to be investigated in a serious way. There are allegations against the Afghan government. The Afghan government needs to send the evidence to The Hague to find out who was behind the killing,” said Mujib Khalwatgar, the head of NAI.