Afghan Human Rights Commission Calls for UK to Investigate Alleged War Crimes

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission has called for an “independent public inquiry to review and investigate the allegation of unlawful killings by UK special forces,” in a statement released on Thursday.

The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission has called for an “independent public inquiry to review and investigate the allegation of unlawful killings by UK special forces,” in a statement released on Thursday. 

This came after the Afghanistan Inquiry Report by the Australian Defence Force revealed that, Australian forces were involved in killing Afghan prisoners and civilians, including children. 

The commission said, “The AIHRC calls on the U.S and UK, and other countries with an armed presence in Afghanistan to respond to these media reports, and to investigate their forces’ participation, and leadership, of acts of violence against Afghan non-combatants, including detainees and civilians.”

The commission also urged the Australian government to engage with victims and to ensure that there will be adequate compensation for the victims immediately.

“Only through a series of independent inquiries will we uncover the true extent of this disregard for Afghan life, which normalised murder, and resulted in war crimes. Only through further investigation, documentation, and engagement with victims, will victims’ right to truth and justice be met,” the commission reiterated. 


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