UN renews concerns on Afghan Local Police misbehavior allegations
By Ghanizada - Mon Aug 12 2013, 10:57 am
The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has once again voiced concerns regarding the misbehavior allegations against the Afghan Local Police (ALP), and urged the government of Afghanistan to have strict supervision over recruitment of the local police forces.
A spokesman for UNAMA, Nilab Mubarez said that United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) has received more complains regarding the operations of the Afghan Local Police (ALP).
Nilab Mubarez further added that more issues were noted in northern Afghanistan, and urged the government of Afghanistan to have more supervision regarding the operations of the ALP forces.
She said UNAMA had specific recommendations in this regard, specifically regarding the recruitment of the ALP forces and UNAMA expects the government’s consideration in this regard.
According to reports, UNAMA has requested the government of Afghanistan to have strict observation of the background and history of those individuals who are being recruited in Local Police forces.
Afghan Local Police forces have been accused of human rights violations and other violent actions. The local police forces are recruited by the interior ministry of Afghanistan, and are separate from the Afghan National Police (ANP).
ALP forces are responsible for controlling and maintaining security in their respective regions from where they have been recruited, and are trained by Afghan and foreign trainers.