Afghans protest over death pentaly for Afghan soldier
By Sadaf Shinwari - 26 Nov 2012, 10:48 am
The protesters gathered near Nangarhar State University and condemned Isreal’s invasion on Gaza Strip.
According to reports the demonstrators also blocked Kabul-Jalalabad highway in Darunta area and called on Afghan intelligence department to prevent the execution of Afghan soldier accused of shooting French troops in eastern Kapisa province of Afghanistan.
They said that the Afghan soldier was arrested by Afghan intelligence and was awaiting death penalty after he was tried in a military court.
The protesters also warned of further violent protests if their demands were not fulfilled by the Afghan government.
A military court rejected an appeal by an Afghan soldier sentenced to death for killing five French troops in an insider attack in January.
So-called green-on-blue attacks have spiralled this year, with a total of 61 NATO troops killed by members of the Afghan security forces, fuelling distrust between the allies in the war against Taliban Islamist insurgents.
Afghan army soldier Abdul Sabor was convicted in July of killing the soldiers on January 20 while they were jogging within their base in Kapisa province in eastern Afghanistan.
Sabor is the only Afghan convicted of carrying out such an attack to have been sentenced to death.