US troops immunity approved by majority in Afghan Loya Jirga
By Ghanizada - Sat Nov 23 2013, 10:30 am
The immunity for US troops which is considered to be one of the controversial terms of the bilateral security agreement between Afghanistan and United States, has reportedly been approved by majority.
The national grand council (Loya Jirga) comprised of 50 working committees continued debate on the terms of bilateral security agreement between Afghanistan and United States.
According to reports, majority of the working committees have approved the article 13 of the bilateral security agreement, which gives exclusive US “the exclusive right” to try its soldiers accused of crimes in Afghanistan.
The members of the committees have said that the bilateral security agreement between Kabul and Washington will not be signed, US troops will not remain immune from Afghan prosecution.
The final outcome of the working committees will be presented to the head of the grand council (Loya Jirga) Sebghatullah Mojadidi, after the debate is over.
A general assembly will be organized at the end of the sessions by working committees, where head of the each committee will present the outcome of their debate to the members of the grand council.