Abdullah vows justice as likely execution of inmates spark panic among Taliban
By Khaama Press - Tue Feb 06 2018, 7:28 pm
The Chief Executive of the Government of the National Unity of Afghanistan Abdullah Abdullah has vowed that the justice will be served as the possible execution of the inmates in Kabul’s Pul-e-Charkhi prison has sparked panic among the Taliban group leaders.
In response to the questions of the reporters regarding the possible execution of the Taliban inmates, Abdullah said the orders will be executed in certain cases.
However, he did not elaborate further in this regard and it is yet not clear how many Taliban inmates are currently serving in the jails and how many of them have been sentenced to death.
This comes as the Taliban group claimed Monday that the Afghan government is mulling to execute a number of prisoners belonging to the Taliban group in Kabul’s Pul-e-Charkhi prison.
Taliban group spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid in a statement said the Afghan authorities have started shifting several prisoners in Pul-e-Charkhi since Sunday.
Mujahid further added that the information received by the group suggests that the government is planning to carry out execution of the prisoners having links with the Taliban.
He warned that the execution of the political inmates and Taliban affiliates will have negative consequences and that the government and judicial institutions of the government will be responsible.
Mujahid also claimed that the government and its judicial institutions have no legitimacy and the capabilities to carry out executions on Taliban affiliates.
He also called on international rights organizations to intervene and prevent the Afghan government and the United States from the execution of the prisoners.
In the meantime, reports indicate that around 750 prisoners serving in the jails in Afghanistan have been sentenced to death but the execution orders of the Taliban inmates have not been signed by President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani.