Twelve Bodies Found in Mass Grave in S. Afghanistan
- September, 26, 2022 - 15:17
- World news
TEHRAN (Tasnim) – A mass grave containing 12 bodies has been discovered in Afghanistan's southern Kandahar province's Spin Boldak district, a provincial administration spokesman told local reporters on Monday.
"The 12 bodies, allegedly victims of systematic execution of former government were exhumed in Nawi region of Spin Boldak district very recently," Hajji Zahid said.
According to the spokesman, the execution "might have taken place seven years ago," Xinhua reported.
Patricia Gusman, the deputy head of the Asian division of the United Nations Human Rights Watch, posted on her Twitter that it is very important to investigate this case, based on international standards and ensure justice in this regard.
At the same time, Richard Bennett, the UN special rapporteur on human rights in Afghanistan, has emphasized in a tweet that the bodies obtained should be transferred to forensic medicine before further destruction.
During the 20 years of the US military presence in Afghanistan, which ended in August last year, thousands of Afghan people had been killed or gone missing.