Rana Basharat Ali Khan (special representative to UN) condemns deadly attack in Afghan capital

More than 30 people were killed when gunmen opened fire during a commemorative event attended by the country’s Chief Executive, Abdullah Abdullah, and former President Hamid Karzai.

International Human Rights Observe and special Representative to United Nation

Mr Busharat Ali strongly condemned the attack, according to a statement issued by International Human Rights Observe Geneva Switzerland

Busharat Ali reiterates that attacks against civilians are unacceptable and those who carry out such crimes must be held accountable”, it said.

“The United Nations stands with all Afghans in solidarity and remains committed to an Afghan-led peace process that will end the conflict”.

Special Representative for IHRO , BASHARATali , also condemned the attack in the strongest terms, stating that “those who have organized and enabled this attack must be brought to justice and held to account.”

Some 1,000 people were attending the ceremony to commemorate Abdul Ali Mazari, former leader of the Hezb-e Wahdat-e Islami political party, who died in March 1995.

Mr. Busharat also heads the International Human Rights Movement which explained that Mr. Mazari holds special significance to the country’s Hazara and Shia Muslim communities. 

International human rights officers have documented several previous attacks deliberately carried out against these communities and are looking into the incident to establish additional facts, including the group responsible.

“Attacks directed against Afghanistan’s civilian population, including religious or ethnic minorities, are serious violations of international humanitarian law and may amount to war crimes. When committed as part of a widespread or systematic attack directed against any civilian population, such acts may also constitute crimes against humanity”, said a statement from the Bristol .

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