Condolences go to our friends and colleagues at the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

Condolences go to our friends and colleagues at the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission

July 1, 2020

The Human Rights Commissionn stand in solidarity with the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) following the targeted killing of two of their staff.

Chief Human Rights Commissioner, Paul Hunt said "Our deepest condolences go to our friends and colleagues at the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) following the targeted killing of two of their staff Fatima Khalil, 24, and Ahmed Jawid Folad, 41."

"We stand in solidarity with the AIHRC and the Asia Pacific Forum of National Human Rights Institutions in condemning this gross act of violence and call for the Afghanistan government to conduct a thorough investigation and bring the perpetrators to justice.

As independent bodies with statutory mandates to promote and protect human rights, all NHRIs play a vital constitutional role in their respective countries. An attack on one is an attack on us all."

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