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Abdul Razaq Arif

22.03.2021 - (Last modified: 08.04.2021)
Facts Abdul Razaq Arif is a dual Afghan and Dutch citizen. He is alleged to have been the commander and the head of the Department of Political Affairs of the Pul-e-Charki prison in Kabul in the 1980s. The prison was reportedly notorious for its inhumane regimen during the Soviet-Afghan war, with detainees being illegally imprisoned, tortured and subjected to inhuman...

Ahmad Zaheer D.

23.05.2019 - (Last modified: 06.04.2021)
Facts Ahmad Zaheer D. is a former member of the Afghan military forces. In this capacity, he was reportedly responsible for interrogation of captured fighters on at least one occasion. While interrogating three detained fighters, Ahmad allegedly severely beat them by hand and by a plastic tube together with another military official. He apparently beat a prisoner, pu...

Omaid N.

18.04.2018 - (Last modified: 15.07.2020)
Facts Omaid N., an Afghan born in 1997, has allegedly joined the taliban early 2013 and supposedly helped them to transport weapons on at least one occasion. Over the same period, he allegedly killed an Afghan policeman together with other members of his taliban unit. The latter had prior been captured and tied up to a tree by the unit commanders. Omaid N. alleged...

W. G.

16.05.2016 - (Last modified: 10.10.2016)
W. G. was a senior officer of the Afghan army and belonged to both the Presidential Guard and the Kabul Garrison (KHAD – the security and intelligence agency). In his 15 years of service, he particularly fought the Mujahideen and was involved in the arrest of prisoners of war. Several NGOs accused KHAD of systematically using torture. On June 16, 2005, the Swiss A...

Sadeq Alamyar

09.05.2016 - (Last modified: 27.07.2020)
facts Sadeq Alamyar was born in 1951 in Afghanistan. He was Commander of the 444th Commando Force, an elite Afghan army, under  Hafizullah Amin’s regime. In April 1978, the People’s Democratic Party of Afghanistan was brought to power by a coup known as the Saur Revolution. This was followed by a civil war between the communist government and Islamist rebels k...
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