Afghan senators condemn civilians massacre by US soldier
By Ghanizada - Tue Mar 13 2012, 3:00 pm
Afghan senators urged that the rogue US soldier who killed Afghan villagers, kids and women should be tried based on the Afghan law and emphasized that the Afghan government should not suffice on the apologies of the United States.
The senators condemned the massacre of the Afghan civilians in Panjwai district and called on the Afghan government to bring those involved behind the incident to judiciary institutions.
An Afghan senator Nisar Ahmad said, the Afghan government should not consider the apologies by the US government on the murder of 16 civilians and urged that United States should compensate and introduce the US soldiers to judiciary institutions for killing innocent civilians.
He also said, the rogue US soldier should be tried based on the Afghan law and the families of the victims should receive compensations based on the international standards.
He expressed concerns for the illegal presence of coalition forces in Afghanistan and said that foreign troops have entered Afghanistan on their own well to ensure their interests and warned that such incidents will continue if a proper legal framework is not created for the presence of coalition forces in the country.
A number of the Afghan senators also criticized the rights commissions and organizations for their silence over the Kandahar and Helmand incidents.
Another Afghan senator Nematullah Popal said, the Independent Human Rights Commission and other Rights Commissions have remained silent over the massacre of 16 villagers in Kandahar province and they have not shown any reactions over the incident.
He insisted that the Independent Human Rights Commission should step up actions to prevent war crimes committed by coalition forces.
Amanullah Azimi an Afghan senator that the coalition security forces will face the same faith as the former Soviet forces if they did not prevent attacking the Afghan civilians.