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Parwiz Khalili, Journalist Arrested by Taliban



PRESS STATEMENT: Arrest of Mister Parwiz Khalili, journalist for the Afghanistan War Victim Voices Project (AWVV.org). Mister Parwiz Khalili was arrested by the Taliban. Mister Khalili’s profile: My name is Mohammad Parwiz Khalili, born on March 6, 1991. I have a bachelor's degree in law and political science and a master's degree in international relations. After the Taliban's rule over Afghanistan, I opposed the inhumane policies of the Taliban. I conducted more than 170 interviews from inside Afghanistan, and I wrote dozens of research articles on the cases of genocide, the war crime of forced displacement, and the brutal behavior of the Taliban. All of my campaigns and activities caused the Taliban to officially issue a letter of my arrest a few months ago. Zabihullah Mujahid, the spokesman of the Taliban administration, confirmed the publication of this letter.’’ We request the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of Germany, the Netherlands and the United States of America, the Secretary General of the United Nations, and the spokesperson of the International Criminal Court at The Hague to investigate and help us to secure the safety and wellbeing of Mister Khalili. The AWVV.org contacted the Taliban leadership for a response. At the moment they state that they do not know where mister Khalili is. We know he was arrested by the Taliban and we hope that their communication network will find him soon. We are counting on their cooperation. The AWVV.org is prepared to guide mister Khalili and his family out of Afghanistan if the Taliban do not wish him to stay in Afghanistan anymore. We hope that this solution is an acceptable solution for the Taliban leadership. We also hope the international community is willing to help us out on these matters.

According to Mrs. Khalili, Mr. Khalili is in custody at Directorate of 40 Intelligence in Kabul


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