|News: AIHRC Report Faces Opposition to Publication|
|Written by Jason Moriarty|
|Tuesday, 24 July 2012 18:22|
Massive Report Faces Opposition to Its Publication
A report by the Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has not been released due to political and security pressures. The report, titled "Conflict Mapping in Afghanistan Since 1978," is a comprehensive report of human rights violations in Afghanistan from the Saur Revolution to the fall of the Taliban. While the International Center for Transition Justice (ICTJ) states that the report does not name perpetrators, it does include accounts of "summary executions, disappearances, indiscriminate bombardments, torture, rape and the massacre of prisoners between the Saur Revolution and the fall of the Taliban." Such accounts, despite not naming perpetrators, could link past atrocities to individuals currently serving in the Afghan government. Some have expressed a concern that uncovering past atrocities could inflame tensions and lead to further violence, calling for the report to remain unpublished.
If the report is made public, the Afghanistan Documentation Project will prioritize it for entry into our searchable database.