e-Ariana - Todays Afghan News
 Contact Us  
 An Ariana Media Publication 04/24/2014
 Badghis Police Chief Accused of Raping 3 Policewomen


[Printer Friendly Version]

The police commander of western Badghis province Abdul Jabar Salah was accused in the Afghan parliament session on Saturday of raping three policewomen under his command.

Badghis MP Mohammad Musa Janab made the accussation in parliament, saying that President Hamid Karzai had been informed.

"The police commander of Badghis, Mr Jabar, raped three policewomen. I told President Karzi and President Karzai ordered the Ministry of Interior to dismiss him, but the Interior Ministry hasn't taken any action and they have not taken notice of this matter," Janab said.

TOLOnews has obtained a video of a woman claiming she was raped by Jabar and that she is ready to testify.

"Mr Jabar raped me by force," she says in the video. "This event is not a lie. In fact, I'm ready to tell all the people."

Jabar denied all the accusations in a telephone call with TOLOnews Saturday.

"These statements are not true," he said. "I just did not do this and I do not need to give you any more information."

Despite the MP's claims that Karzai has ordered Jabar to be investigated and dismissed, the Ministry of Interior (MOI) appears to have taken no action.

Despite TOLOnews' requests for comment Saturday, the MOI has refused to discuss the matter.

In March, US radio station NPR reported from Balkh province's Mazar-e-Sharif that policewomen were facing systemic sexual coercion and even rape by male colleagues.

Policewomen interviewed for the report said that they were ashamed to admit they were in the police force because the sexual abuse of the female officers was so well-known.

Back to Top

Other Stories:

20,000 Heratis being sent to Iran for work
Pajhwok (12/27/2013)

At Kabul airport, exodus of U.S. aid goes on
The Washington Post (12/27/2013)

Haqqani Network leaders sexually abuse teenager boys
Khama Press (12/27/2013)

Unemployment, Crime Rising Ahead Of Troop Pullout
Tolo (12/27/2013)

British army head warns Taliban could retake key territory in south
Khama Press (12/27/2013)

Election Officials Emphasize Impartial Surveys
Tolo (12/27/2013)

A Complete US Withdrawal From Afghanistan Would Be 'A Complete Catastrophe' For Civilian Aid
Reuters (12/27/2013)

Facing Big Changes, Anxious Afghans Hope For The Best In 2014
NPR (12/27/2013)

Afghanistan, North Korea, and Somalia Are the World's Most Corrupt Countries, With China in the Middle
businessweek.com (12/04/2013)

Poetry of Betrayal: Afghan Elections and Transitional Justice
Beacon Reader (10/25/2013)

Couple beheaded in Helmand province for having love affair
Khaama Press (10/25/2013)

US senator says no aid for Afghanistan unless security deal finalized
Khaama Press (10/25/2013)

Would-be child bombers detained: NDS
Pajhwok (10/25/2013)

Afghanistan’s Next First Lady Could be a Christian
PJMedia.com (10/24/2013)

The Afghan dead find a list
Inter Press Service (10/24/2013)

10 runners shortlisted in 2014 presidential race
Pajhwok (10/24/2013)

Next Afghan president: A pen or bulldozer?
Asia Times (10/24/2013)

Afghan Election Frontrunners
The Wall Street Journal (10/09/2013)

Karzai Lashes Out at U.S. for Its Role in Afghanistan
The New York Time (10/08/2013)

Karzai offered my party $100m, Noor claims
Pajhwok (10/07/2013)

Gen. Dostum apologizes for his role in Afghanistan civil war
Khama Press (10/07/2013)

27 Candidates nominated for 2014 Afghan presidential election
Khaama Press (10/07/2013)

Karzai’s elder brother Qayum Karzai nominated for Afghan presidency
Khaama Press (10/06/2013)

Afghan mines minister Shahrani resigns to run in 2014 elections
Khaama Press (10/06/2013)

Dr. Zalmai Rasoul nominated for 2014 presidential elections
Khaama Press (10/06/2013)

Ghani formally launches quest for presidency
Pajhwok (10/06/2013)

Limited VP choices put wannabes in tight spot
Pajhwok (10/05/2013)

US embassy rejects Karzai chief of staff Karim Khoram’s remarks
Khama Press (07/18/2013)

Afghan women suffer setback as parliament lowers quota for female lawmakers
NBC News (07/18/2013)

Afghanistan, US Dispute Millions in Customs Fines
Voice of America (07/18/2013)

Back to Top