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GMIC Newsletter Issue2
A Week in Focus! an overview of GMIC activities. Click here to download the PDF file of GMIC newsletter
GMIC Newsletter Issue1
Here we go; Way Forward! an overview of GMIC activities. Click here to download the PDF file of GMIC newsletter
Formation and practical existence of the Commission against Torture was announced
The formation and practical existence of the Commission against Torture was officially proclaimed and the Commission started its function under the Chairmanship of Chairperson of the AIHRC, assisted by Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Justice with the membership of thirteen non-governmental organization predicted in the law.
This Commission is established based on Article 11 of the Law on the Prohibition of Torture, in order to prevent torture and follow up the relevant cases.  The Law against Torture is devised to respect and protect human dignity, safeguard the rights of suspects, defendants and convicts, prevent torture and support victims, and those sustained damages, prosecute perpetrators of torture, and ensure compensation for the victims, and has been enforced and became applicable according to the Legislative Decree No. 246 dated 12.14.1395, of the Honorable President of the IRA.
Dr. Sima Samar, Chairperson of the AIHRC and Chairperson of the Commission against Torture, said in the opening remarks of the first meeting of the Commission: "Torture is absolutely prohibited. Freedom from torture is inviolable and inalienable human right that cannot be suspended under any circumstances. No exceptional circumstances, such as insecurity, war, political instability or any other emergency situation, can be considered a justification for torture.
The members of the Commission against Torture also stated in this session "the enforcement of Law against Torture and the formation of Committee against Torture is considered a good achievement toward creating legal and practical guarantees for the prevention of torture, prosecuting of perpetrators and protection of victims.  Although torture statistics have declined in recent years, but our goal is the complete eradication of torture, and Commission against torture will continued endeavor for achieving this purpose.
Despite the legal ban and criminalization of torture in Afghanistan and sustained efforts made by the AIHRC and other institutions active in this field, torture is committed in our country, and the perpetrators of these acts are not prosecuted in a proper way.
The Commission against torture asks all government agencies and non-government organs that with regard to the prohibition of torture and the Afghan government's commitment to respect the right to freedom from torture, prevent torture, and  have an active and comprehensive role in this process, likewise the AIHRC asks the victims, their relatives and lawyers to present their complaints to this Commission along with necessary documents and help this Commission to achieve its goals and legal mission.
Use of powerful bomb in Achin has not posed health hazard to local people
Sunday April 16, 2017, GMIC: Dr. Wahid Majrooh, director foreign affairs & spokesman for Ministry of Public Health during a press briefing said, the US bombing that targeted ISIS-K tunnels and command center in Mohmand valley, Achin district, Nangarhar does not pose any health hazard to local communities. Mr. Majroh added, “The US took all precaution measures prior dropping the bomb to ensure the bomb does not pose health issues to local residents of Mohmand valley, Achin district.”
Last Thursday, US dropped its largest non-nuclear bomb in Achin district, Nangarhar. There was growing concern of health issues to local residents considering the nature & magnitude of the bomb. But MoPH spokesman said the bomb does not pose serious health risk & further added, “our initial medical assessment and evidence showed that there is no consequences as for health issue, following the bombing.”
Statement of Ulema Council of Afghanistan
Mullah Fazal Rahman, head of Pakistan Ulema Council made remarks in a public gathering in Pakistan about Afghanistan that reveal his antagonistic position toward Afghan Muslim & Mujahid nation.

Mullah Fazal Rahman doesn’t have religious and academic credential but often time holds a political stance for personal gains to spread hate & propaganda against Afghan Muslims while 99.99 percent people of Afghanistan are Muslims, they have a bright history of Jihad and religious endeavoring, Afghanistan is an Islamic state with a constitution developed based on Islamic principles, has total freedom for religion practice and the Afghan courts make decisions in light of Islamic principles.

In the country where Fazal-ur-Rehman lives, the judicial system derive from Britain laws and the western countries have a deep influence on it which allows them to do whatever they want with total freedom.

Fazal-ur-Rehman had claimed that the peace in Afghanistan would not be achievable as long as the foreign forces have presence in the country because they have toppled Taliban regime. We ask Fazal-ur-Rehman, the statement reads that the Taliban had started fighting in Afghanistan long before the presence of foreign troops while there was none of foreign soldiers. We also ask him what country was used to topple Taliban regime? Wasn’t it Pakistan which authorized US forces to use eight military bases on its soil for $500 million? So, where was Fazal-ur-Rehman and other spies and other clerics like him? Didn’t Pakistan's former president Pervez Musharraf say that we have two option either rescue Taliban regime or Pakistan, therefore, rescuing Pakistan is the priority for us, and then he chanted the slogan “Sab se Pehle Pakistan” (Pakistan First) which means that Pakistan has priority for them even before Islam and the messenger Mohammad (PBUH) and it is the slogan of both, Fazal-ur-Rehman and Pakistani Government, who follow this slogan. And wasn’t it Pakistan which received billions of dollars from the US to suppress the Taliban and other groups like ISIS-K? They are following hypocritical and dual policies and Fazal-ur-Rehman encourages Pakistan Taliban political settlement but provokes Afghan Taliban to wage war in Afghanistan, so why doesn’t he declare a Fitwa for Jihad in Pakistan?
However, if Fazal-ur-Rehman really desires to take action based on Sharia about the current situation in Afghanistan, the Pakistani Ulema and scholars who have full faith in God along with other Ulema of Islamic world must participate Afghan Ulema and scholars in a academic debate to clarify the order of Sharia according to Quran and the prophetic tradition.
Afghanistan Ulema Council strong condemns Mullah Fazal Rahman latest remarks & regards the comments influenced by Pakistan intelligence & political elites; his comment doesn’t have any religious & academic base & credibility.  Because Mullah Fazal Rahman regards suicide bombings and explosions lawful, targeting mosques, madrassas, school, roads and clinics…just like terrorist groups.  Egypt Al-Azhar religious scholars were the first who condemned Sardar Mohammad Daud Khan military hospital attack & issued a press release.

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