Former Pul-e-Charkhi prison commander trial begins in the Hague, Netherlands


Press release

The Hague, February 16th, 2022

The Dutch Attorney General’s Office after conducting extensive investigations brought Abdul Razzaq the former commander and political deputy of Pul-e-Charkhi prison to trial.

He is accused of being an accomplice in the torture and execution of numerous political prisoners in the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan era .

The court hearings began today and will continue for next several days. It is in response to on going hearings for the past several years.

It is a historic day for the hundreds of thousands of victims and their survivors, the victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity who were incarcerated in the Pul-e-Charkhi prison between 1978 and 1992 due to their religious or political beliefs. The victims were subject to torture and execution and finally being massacred in regime slaughterhouses in the polygons of Pul-e-Charkhi prison.

“I am pleased that at least one of the perpetrators of horrific crimes is brought to justice and is on trial in the Hague, the center for world Justice.” said one of the victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan.

The Afghanistan Victims’ Rights Foundation (Rights’ Foundations) has been established by the victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity currently living in the Netherlands.

The Right’s Foundation is working to document the plight of victims of war crimes and crimes against humanity in Afghanistan from the start of coup d’état of April 27, 1978 welcomes the steps taken by the Dutch government.

The Right’s Foundation requests the media to reflect the voices of the victims of the Afghan war in order to draw the world’s attention to accomplish justice for the survivors and those victims who were sent to firing squads and for all victims of the 42-year-old war in Afghanistan.

You can contact the Afghanistan Victims’ Rights Foundation (Rights’ Foundation) by using the following methods:

Tel Nr. & WhatsApp: ++ 31 6 44 88 23 53



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