Afghanistan President Ghani Addresses Nation and Calls for Calm, Promises Justice

[ 0 ] November 11, 2015

Above is TOLO’s drone footage of Wednesday’s demonstration demanding justice for 7 Hazaras decapitated either by an ISIS or Taleban affiliated group. (For more on who the minority Shiite Hazaras are see related subsection below)

by KATHY WHITEHEAD for TOLO NEWS on NOVEMBER 11, 2015: 

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani on Wednesday evening addressed the nation and called for calm after the day’s massive demonstration through Kabul that drew an estimated 20,000 people.

Speaking to the people, Ghani said government was committed to ensuring justice is served and that those responsible for the beheading of the seven Zabul residents are brought to book.

The seven, including three women, were kidnapped last month while traveling between Zabul and Ghazni. They were beheaded a few days ago by alleged Daesh members.

In his address, Ghani said he has issued a decree to provide security and safety on highways.

He also said the enemy is not able to fight security forces face-to-face. “Security forces made up of every ethnic group”, he said. He then went on to name all the ethnic groups.

He said that kidnappers have changed their hideouts with hostages 56 times in a bid to evade capture. KEEP READING

RELATED

Hazaras: Afghanistan’s Outsiders (Phil Zabriskie, National Geographic, February 2008) 

Massive protest in Kabul over decapitation of Hazaras (AFP/Al Arabiya, Nov. 11, 2015)

Afghan protest at beheadings puts pressure on Ghani government (Channel NewsAsia, Nov. 11, 2015)

Thousands of Afghans march in Kabul, demand justice for slain members of Shiite minority (AP/US News & World Report, Nov. 11, 2015)

 

 

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