UK govt should pay haemophiliacs given Contaminated Blood £100 a day per virus from date of infection to match pay of Coronavirus volunteers

Decades of campaigning by haemophiliacs and families and still no compensation for victims

(Haemophilia Campaign Archives)

Letter to Cabinet Office sent March 10th 2020

Dear Sir/Madam, (Haemophiliacs, Contaminated Blood and Compensation)

 

I note with great interest the following article,

 

“Coronavirus: Volunteers offered £100 a day to be infected with virus in race to find vaccine” (Independent, 10th March 2020)

 

https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/coronavirus-vaccine-quarantined-volunteers-test-virus-uk-a9389231.html

 

This is with “informed consent”.

 

Haemophiliacs were used in research experimentation infected with multiple deadly viruses WITHOUT informed consent and have been used as a study group for 30 to 40 years. I have research papers showing evidence of this.

 

Lord Archer stated haemophiliacs must be paid compensation PER VIRUS. So if we take this infection figure of £100 a day over an average of 35 years (some may be more, some less) in the case of factor concentrates it is recognized that haemophiliacs were infected with hepatitis viruses from their first shot of imported factor concentrate often 1970s and from 1980s onwards with HIV  this comes to….

 

£3, 832,500 that a haemophiliac with HIV, hepatitis B and C would be owed in compensation according to the calculations of my fellow campaigner Sean Cavens.

 

£1,277,500 for hepatitis C alone.

 

The rate of £100 a day over the period of infection (as independently assessed with Coronavirus) would seem to be a good baseline on which to base compensation and in the case of deceased haemophiliacs as already established in US litigation, the next of kin inherits the claim. In fact haemophiliacs should be paid extra due to lack of informed consent and being given treatment which led to considerable damage and in many cases death.

 

1)What plans are being made by the Cabinet Office to compensate haemophiliacs and their families

 

2) What consideration will be made to compensate haemophiliacs at the infection rate of £100 a day from the date of infection per virus?

 

This does not even include exposure to v CJD which would also need to be taken into account.

 

Haemophiliacs and their families have received no compensation to date and going by this £100 a day figure, the ex-gratia payments are clearly woefully inadequate for the level of damage caused!

 

I look forward to your prompt response.

 

Yours sincerely

 

Carol Grayson (widow)

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She was a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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Termination of Occupation Agreement and Mujahidin dealings with Kabul

Post via Islamic Emirate March 7th 2020

On the 10th of Hoot, the Lord Almighty (SWT) fulfilled the hope of the Afghans for which they have presented monumental sacrifices and which has rarely ever been witnessed in human history.

After this agreement, some people have raised the question of whether the obligation of Jihad has come to an end in the current circumstances? And what is the Shariah-based ruling regarding it from now onwards?

The reality of the situation remains that prior to the American invasion, we had a lawful Emir who was declared the Leader of an Emirate by 1500 scholars and with whom millions had pledged their fealty. Later, the Americans attacked our homeland and the Emirate collapsed but this collapse did not nullify the status of the lawful Emir as the books of jurisprudence state that if an Emir is detained and imprisoned yet there remains a chance of his release, his Imamate (office) is not nullified. Rather when he does get released, his rule resumes and appointing another leader has no legality.

Because the rule of non-believers cannot be implemented upon the Muslims as Allah (SWT) says:

{وَلَنْ يَجْعَلَ اللَّهُ لِلْكَافِرِينَ عَلَى الْمُؤْمِنِينَ سَبِيلًا} [النساء: 141]

The nullification of the Imam’s rule has been defined by Hanafi jurisprudence as: If the Imam (leader) is imprisoned as such that there remains no hope for his release, then his Imamate is nullified. Meaning if he is imprisoned yet there does remain hope for his release, then his Imamate is not considered nullified.

« قال في شرح المقاصد: ينحل عقد الإمامة بما يزول به مقصود الإمامة كالردة والجنون المطبق، وصيرورته أسيرا لا يرجى خلاصه. رد المحتار: 4/264.»

Therefore, the lawful Amir remained on his post after the invasion and the Emirate systematically continued until today.

Ruling concerning transgressive disbelievers and their supporters:

Some Muslims allied with and supported the invasion of the disbelieving invaders. Shariah law labels such an action ‘Supporting the Disbelievers’ which some scholars have labeled apostasy like Allamah Ibn Tammiyah, Abul Hassan al-Tasuli and Sheikh Ahmad Shakir (may Allah have mercy on them all).

However, our Hanafi scholars do not label such people apostates. Allamah Tahawi (may Allah have mercy on him) reasons with the story of Hatib ibn Abi Balta’a and does not consider it apostasy.

As Allah (SWT) says: مَنْ يَفْعَلْهُ مِنْكُمْ فَقَدْ ضَلَّ سَوَاءَ السَّبِيلِ [الممتحنة:1]

They are only classified as astray, however, such people are the highest-ranking immorals and criminals because it is an obligation upon all Muslims to strictly refrain from such alliance and support. Allamah Baydawi (RA) in his commentary of verse 51, Surah Maidah says:

 ومن والاهم منكم فإنه من جملتهم، وهذا التشديد في وجوب مجانبتهم. تفسير البيضاوي: 2/130

Allamah Jassas (RA) says: This verse implies that Muslims and disbelievers cannot have a friendship – neither in possession nor help and support – and that disavowment and enmity towards them is an obligation. [أحكام القرآن للجصاص: 4/99]

The ruling of [described in verse 51 of Surah Maidah] fighting against them is the same as that of the disbelievers.

Goals of Jihad:

The goal of the Jihad of the Afghans who have fought for nineteen years are:

1 – Rid our homeland of invaders

2 – Establish an Islamic Government

All praise belongs solely to Allah, the believing Afghan nation has come closer to attaining their first goal and with the Help of Allah (SWT) their sacrifices shall bear fruit. But this in no way shape or form implies that after the Mujahidn expel the invaders, they should return back to their homes and hand over the reins of the government to those corrupt elements that supported the invaders with their lives and possessions.

God forbid, if such a scenario were to unfold then the goals of Jihad and fruits of the monumental sacrifices of the Afghan nation would be squandered akin to what happened in the previous Jihad where the Soviet was beaten but our nation continues to reel from the ensuing disasters.

Responsibility of the Islamic Emirate after the Agreement:

The principle responsibility of an Islamic government and its Emir is the establishment of Shariah law. Allamah Mawardi (RA) says:

“مهام الخليفة ومسئولياته”: أحدها: حفظ الدين على أصوله المستقرة، وما أجمع عليه سلف الأمة. الأحكام السلطانية للماوردي (ص: 40).

As this 19-year Jihad against the occupation was waged under the command of a legal Emir, the Termination of Occupation Agreement does not mean that his rule is absolved hence it is not allowed for anyone to appoint another ruler in the presence of an already legal Emir. The establishment of Shariah is an obligation upon the Emir and anyone standing in opposition to its establishment must be fought against just as Abu Bakr Siddique (may Allah be pleased with him) declared Jihad against those who opposed the ruling of Shariah following the passing away of the Benevolent Prophet (may peace and blessings be upon him).

It is reported in Sahih Bukhari: When the Prophet (PBUH) passed away and Abu Bakr (RAA) became his successor and some of the Arabs reverted to disbelief, ‘Umar (RAA) said, “O Abu Bakr! How can you fight these people although Allah’s Apostle said, ‘I have been ordered to fight the people till they say: ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah, ‘and whoever said, ‘None has the right to be worshipped but Allah’, Allah will save his property and his life from me, unless (he does something for which he receives legal punishment) justly, and his account will be with Allah?’ “Abu Bakr said, “By Allah! I will fight whoever differentiates between prayers and Zakat as Zakat is the right to be taken from property (according to Allah’s Orders). By Allah! If they refused to pay me even a kid they used to pay to Allah’s Apostle, I would fight with them for withholding it.” ‘Umar said, “By Allah: It was nothing, but I noticed that Allah opened Abu Bakr’s chest towards the decision to fight, therefore I realized that his decision was right.”

Here Abu Bakr (RAA) talks about Jihad not because of apostasy but of fighting them for refusal of Zakat.

أو توهم عمر أن القتال للكفر, فأجاب بأنه لمنع الزكاة لا للكفر. عون المعبود وحاشية ابن القيم (4/ 291).

Now, if America faces defeat and they terminate their occupation but leave elements trained and equipped by them whom pursue their interests, then what would be the benefit of Jihad and these sacrifices?

Until the occupation is completely severed from its roots and an Islamic government formed, the Mujahidin shall continue waging armed Jihad and exerting efforts for the implementation of Islamic rule.

Nevertheless, the best course of action remains that the Islamic Emirate and all the other Afghan sides sit at the negotiation table and conclude an agreement which shall become binding upon all the Mujahidin and must be honored and implemented by all.

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She was a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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Transcript of speech by Political Deputy of Islamic Emirate to participants at ceremony of Termination of Occupation Agreement between the Islamic Emirate and US

Via Islamic Emirate March 2nd 2020

In the name of Allah, the Most Compassionate, the Most Merciful

We praise Him and send blessings upon His benevolent Messenger

I welcome and thank all the honorable dignitaries and guests who are participating in this historical event related to our country.

The successful negotiations and an agreement between the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan and the United States of America is a positive step in the interest of the Afghan Mujahid nation and the world and I congratulate everyone upon it.

The Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan is committed to honoring the agreement reached with the United States, and as a strong military and political force, seeks positive relations with its neighbors, regional countries and the world while playing a constructive regional and international role.

The people of Afghanistan have suffered tremendously over the past four decades. I am hopeful that following the exit of all foreign forces from Afghanistan, the Afghan nation will breath a sigh of relief and begin a prosperous life under the shade of an Islamic government as everyone focuses on the national unity and development of our homeland. Therefore, I call upon all Afghan sides to come to the negotiation table in good faith for a sovereign and strong Islamic government and to collectively gather around our Islamic values and national interests.

To end, I thank the honorable Emir of the state of Qatar Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani, its Foreign Minister and Deputy Prime Minister Mohammad bin Abdul Rahman Al Thani alongside other Qatari officials who aided, facilitated and exerted efforts in the lengthy negotiation procedure of the peace process. I also thank the state of Pakistan for their undertakings and efforts regarding peace alongside help provided towards the peace process by China, Uzbekistan, Iran, Russia, Indonesia, Norway and the numerous other countries. I hope that all will partake in the rehabilitation of Afghanistan.

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She was a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

 

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Message of Esteemed Amir ul Mumineen, Sheikh-ul-Hadith Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada (HA), regarding Termination of Occupation Agreement with the United States

Post via Islamic Emirate 29th February 2020

In the name of Allah, the Most Merciful, the Most Compassionate

Allah is the Greatest, praise be to Allah in abundance, and glory be to Allah at the beginning and end of day.

Praise be to Allah, He fulfilled His promise, Helped His slave, Strengthened His forces and He alone defeated the Ahzab (confederates). And peace and blessings be upon the one whom has no prophet after him and, on his descendants and companions who spread his religion:

On the 7th of October 2001 after the allied forces led by America transgressed against our homeland, the Islamic Emirate representing the Afghan nation, with the Divine Help of Allah (SwT), finally reached an agreement about the termination of occupation of Afghanistan following nearly nineteen years of Jihad and struggle.

This victory is the collective victory of the entire Muslim and Mujahid nation – of our fellow brothers and sisters who presented monumental and extraordinary sacrifices of life and wealth for nearly two decades.
The accord about the complete withdrawal of all foreign forces from Afghanistan and never intervening in its affairs in the future is undoubtedly a great achievement.

The Islamic Emirate extends its heartfelt felicitation to all strata of society specifically to the Mujahideen, the families of martyrs, the imprisoned, wounded, maimed, displaced and the nation as a whole on the occasion of this tremendous accomplishment and considers this great victory a product of Divine Help of Allah, the heroics of Mujahideen and the sincerity, efforts, struggles and sacrifices of its nation.

Following this great achievement, I wish to turn the attention of Mujahideen and the entire nation to these points concerning the forthcoming state of affairs:

– This accord with the United States about the termination of occupation that shall deliver our people from subjugation is a significant milestone and a special Beneficence, Help and Reward from Allah (SwT). Therefore, we must not label this accomplishment the work of a particular individual or group but consider it a Reward from Allah and the product of the sacrifices of the entire Mujahid nation.

– The agreement between the Islamic Emirate and United States drafted in compliance with Islamic principles and conforming with International standards is a pledge that must be honored by all Mujahideen and Afghans. No official or individual of the Islamic Emirate nor anyone from the general public must violate these terms and everyone must deem it an obligation because Islam does not have any room for treachery and deceit and classifies such an act a great sin. However, if the other party does oppose or violate the agreement then the entire nation must maintain robust defense capabilities.

– The believing Afghan nation specifically the Mujahideen must thank Allah (SwT) for the achievements gained and must commit themselves even further to Taqwa (fear of Allah), truthfulness and sincerity while strictly refraining from arrogance, pride, superiority and meritorious behavior because such things are in conflict with the spirit of Jihad and victory.

– Successful negotiations with the United States prove that solutions can be found for all seemingly complex issues. The success of these negotiations relays a message from the Islamic Emirate to all internal actors that we are ready for a rational and just solution. Come, let us find a solution to our problems in light of the religious and national values of our people and let the Kabul administration end its opposition towards this nation.

– The Islamic Emirate believes in maintaining positive bilateral relations with the world and especially with the regional countries and is committed to the principle of good neighborly relations with its neighbors.

– We assure our oppressed people that all male and female compatriots shall be given their due rights under the shade of a just and true Islamic government.

– Anyone who partook in hostilities against the Islamic Emirate or anyone with reservations about the Islamic Emirate is forgiven and pardoned for all past actions and we seek for them Islamic brotherhood, national unity and a prosperous life.

– The Islamic Emirate shall work towards providing quality (religious and scientific) education, employment, trade opportunities, development and growth in all public sectors because this is the basic right of all Afghans and a fundamental need for our national progress, prosperity and wellbeing.

– The Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate must further solidify, organize and bolster their ranks so that they can attain their objective of establishing an Islamic government and bringing prosperity to their fellow brethren following the end of occupation while simultaneously preventing future unfortunate events, protecting Islamic government, maintaining combat readiness against all potential threats to peace and security and being at the service of people.

– The Islamic Emirate calls on the all strata of our faithful nation – the noble scholars, tribal elders, spiritual leaders, intellectuals, teachers, students and the general public to preserve their unity and cooperation in finding solutions to our domestic issues just as they worked diligently with their Mujahideen brothers in ending the occupation so that this phase also attains success and Afghanistan is blessed with peace and a just Islamic government.

– To end, I express my gratitude to the state of Qatar and its honorable Emir – Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani – for facilitating these negotiations and earnestly aiding this process. I also thank and extend best wishes to the states of Pakistan, Uzbekistan, China, Iran, Russia, Indonesia, Turkmenistan, Kyrgyzstan, United Arab Emirates and all others that helped in this process.

Leader of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Amir-ul-Mumineen Sheikh-ul-Hadith Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada

05/07/1441 Hijri Lunar

10/12/1398 Hijri Solar               29/02/2020 Gregorian

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She was a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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Taliban truly are a tough people…

Post via Islamic Emirate February 25th 2020

At last, the head of the international American super power, Donald J. Trump, admitted that Taliban are a though people whom the United States has been fighting for nineteen years. Trump used the term ‘tough’ which is synonymous with strong, durable, resilient, determined, unbreakable, rugged and resolute. All these words are used for things that are indestructible, are able to resist and remain under all pressure and comes out victorious in every battle of survival.

The Taliban managed to fight-off one of the greatest storms in human history. NATO backed with regional and international countries used all military, intelligence and media tools at their disposal to attack Taliban, launched kill or capture rewards programs and paid billions to armies of writers, journalists and intellectuals to defame them but the saying of the Messenger of Allah (PBUH) proved truthful in favor of the Taliban:

وَلَوْ اجْتَمَعُوا عَلَى أَنْ يَضُرُّوكَ بِشَيْءٍ لَمْ يَضُرُّوكَ إِلَّا بِشَيْءٍ قَدْ كَتَبَهُ اللَّهُ عَلَيْكَ رُفِعَتْ الْأَقْلَامُ وَجَفَّتْ الصُّحُفُ

If the entire world was to gather in order to cause you harm, they shall only touch you with harm that is preordained for you by Almighty Allah. The pens have been lifted and the pages have dried…

It seems that the elimination of Taliban was not ordained by Almighty Allah hence the world was exhausted yet the Taliban remained and all people of the world ultimately accepted the approach of dialogue over conflict.

But the question arises about the secret of Taliban power and determination? How can a group armed with very basic weaponry force the world to accept their resilience and toughness?? Everyone could give a possible answer based on their philosophical inclination but I believe there are only two factors that played a major role.

Almighty Allah says in verse 62 of Chapter Anfal:

هُوَ الَّذِي أَيَّدَكَ بِنَصْرِهِ وَبِالْمُؤْمِنِينَ

It is He who supported you (Muhammad) with His help and with the believers.

This blessed verse specifies the secret behind the success and triumph of the Holy Prophet (PBUH) as the Help of Allah and support of the believers… without a doubt the true followers of the Prophet (PBUH) and his Prophetic methodology will be aided by Allah with these same means.

In light of the above analysis, one can confidently say that the secret to the perseverance and strength of the Taliban lies in those two factors – Help of Allah Almighty and support of the believing nation. The Taliban neither fought the American with modern missiles and weapons of another country nor did they have the political backing of a powerful bloc. Rather they relied solely on the Divine Help of Allah which fortified their spirits and blessed their weapons with incredible effectiveness all the while the believing Afghan nation supported them with all their meager means, absolute sincerity and display of valor and transformed them into an impregnable fortress in the face of an international onslaught.

If the Taliban want to continue to ride the waves of success and triumph in the future stages, they must maintain the Help of Allah and support of its people in order to remain though and unbreakable.

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She was a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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War crimes of the foreign occupying forces and their internal mercenaries (January 2020)

Post via Islamic Emirate 5th February 2020

On Friday 3rd January, two innocent children were martyred in addition to the financial losses inflicted on the local people in the indiscriminate bombing of the brutal foreign occupying forces in ‘Dara-i-Takht’ of ‘Sargazak’ area in ‘Shahrak’ district of Ghor province.

On Saturday 4th January, a camp of the nomadic people was raided by the 01 brigade forces in ‘Dagg’ area in the outskirts of ‘Mehtarlam’ city, the center of Laghman province, in which a white-bearded aged man was ruthlessly martyred while three innocent people were taken away as prisoners.

On Wednesday 8th January, a religious educational institute was raided by the foreign occupying forces and their internal mercenaries in ‘Chiqor Quchlaq’ area near the center of Kunduz province, in which six students of this institute were ruthlessly martyred; some more students and their teachers were badly beaten; while four students including one of the teacher were incarcerated.

On Wednesday 8th January, a mosque and several adjacent civilian houses were destroyed during a brutal raid of the savage foreign occupying forces and their internal mercenaries in ‘Gor-Gundi’ area of ‘Alingar’ district in Laghman province, in which six innocent civilian people were martyred, and several others were severely beaten, while heavy financial losses were inflicted on the local people.

On Wednesday 8th January, ‘Badr Aab’ and ‘Seh Padar’ areas in ‘Tagab’ district of Kapisa province were raided by the foreign occupying forces in collaboration with internal mercenaries, in which main gates of several houses were broken, and an innocent civilian (named Samiullah) including two women of his family were ruthlessly martyred.

On Thursday 9th January, two civilian countrymen while repairing a local road were targeted and ruthlessly martyred in an indiscriminate drone strike of the foreign occupying forces near the center of ‘Pusht-i-Koh’ district in Farah province.

On Friday 10th January, a farmworker while watering his land was brutally martyred in a blind drone strike of the foreign occupying forces in ‘Parchawi’ area of Hazara people region in ‘Nad Ali’ district of Helmand province.

On Friday 10th January, two innocent civilian people were martyred in the indiscriminate heavy shelling of the mercenary forces in ‘Shaid Abad’ village of ‘Warduj’ district in Badakhshan province.

On Friday 10th January, civilian houses in ‘Qara Tapa’ area of ‘Darqad’ district in Takhar province were indiscriminately bombed by the joint enemy forces, in which three houses were demolished, six children and women were martyred while five people were seriously wounded.

On Monday 13th January, a civilian person was ruthlessly martyred in an indiscriminate drone strike of the foreign occupying forces in ‘Shahr-i-Kuhna’ area of ‘Pusht-i-Raud’ district in Farah province.

On Tuesday 14th January, three civilian people were martyred by the foreign occupying forces and their internal mercenaries in the outskirts ‘Pusht-i-Koh’ district of Farah province.

On Wednesday 15th January, two innocent civilian people were martyred while another one was incarcerated by the mercenary forces in ‘Qailagho’ area of ‘Khogyani’ district in Nangarhar province.

On Wednesday 15th January, ‘Kulalan’ village in ‘Guda’ area of ‘Chak’ district in ‘Maidan Wardak’ province was raided by the mercenary forces, in which several innocent people were agonized, the village Mulla Imam (the one who leads congregational prayers) was ruthlessly martyred, while two innocent people were taken away as prisoners.

On Wednesday 15th January, a civilian person while offering his prayers was martyred in the indiscriminate bombing of the foreign occupying forces in ‘Dasht’ area of ‘Grishk’ district in Helmand province.

On Friday 17th January, two houses of civilian people were damaged during a raid of the internal mercenary forces in ‘Baitano’ area of ‘Tor Ghar’ region in ‘Khogyani’ district of Nangarhar provinces. In this brutal raid, one innocent civilian was martyred while another was detained and taken away as prisoner.

On Friday 17th January, a woman was martyred while significant financial losses were inflicted on the local people in the indiscriminate heavy shelling of the internal mercenary forces in ‘Alizi’ village of ‘Noshar’ area in ‘Chamtal’ district of Balkh province.

On Friday 17th January, a civilian transport vehicle was indiscriminately bombed by the brutal foreign occupying forces in ‘Shawal Manda’ area of ‘Nad Ali’ district in Helmand province, in which a civilian man and a child were ruthlessly martyred.

On Sunday 19th January, a white-bearded aged man was martyred in a blind drone strike of the foreign occupying forces in ‘Shagi’ area of ‘Dilaram’ district in Nimroz province.

On Thursday 23rd January, a mosque was damaged in the indiscriminate artillery shelling of the joint enemy forces in ‘Bakhshak’ area of ‘Sangin’ district in Helmand province, in which six civilian people were martyred and wounded.

On Thursday 23rd January, ‘Hewad Bazaar’ area in ‘Nad Ali’ district in Helmand province was raided by the foreign occupying forces and their internal mercenaries, in which several civilian houses were thoroughly searched out, people were badly beaten, and eventually a local health clinic was blasted.

On Thursday 23rd January, an innocent civilian person was martyred in the blind drone strike of the foreign occupying forces in ‘Lar’ area of ‘Dawashir’ district in Helmand province.

On Thursday 23rd January, two houses of civilian people and a local mosque were destroyed by the internal mercenary forces in ‘Dara Takht’ area of ‘Chasht’ district in Herat province.

On Friday 24th January, main gates of several civilian houses were blasted in bombs, while two innocent local villagers were ruthlessly martyred by the internal mercenary forces in ‘Alo Khail’ area in the outskirts of ‘Noorlam’ region in ‘Alishing’ district of Laghman province.

On Friday 24th January, a number of civilian houses were raided by the foreign occupying forces in collaboration with their internal mercenaries in ‘Aishantub Mehfali’ area in ‘Khan Abad’ district of Kunduz province, in which local people were severely beaten, doors and windows of a local mosque were broken while its mats were put on blaze.

On Saturday 25th January, ‘Marko’ area in ‘Ghani Khail’ district of Nangarhar province was raided by the joint enemy forces, in which main gates of three civilian houses and a madrassa were blasted in bombs; significant financial losses were inflicted on the local people, while three innocent villagers were arrested and taken away as prisoners.

On Saturday 25th January, three women and four children were martyred, while several houses of local civilian people were damaged in the blind bombing of the internal mercenary forces in ‘Buka’ village of ‘Balkh’ district in Balkh province. It is reported that the affected people have been facing severe problems in finding shelters to protect themselves from the chilly cold weather conditions.

On Wednesday 29th January, a civilian transport vehicle was hit in an indiscriminate drone strike of the foreign occupying forces in ‘Sewri’ district of Zabul province, in which five civilian people including two girls were ruthlessly martyred.

On Wednesday 29th January, a herdsman was relentlessly martyred in a blind drone strike of the foreign occupying forces in the upper ‘Nozad’ area of ‘Nowzad’ district in Helmand province.

On Wednesday 29th January, an innocent civilian was martyred in the blind drone strike of the brutal foreign occupying forces in ‘Sijoi’ area of ‘Bala-Buluk’ district in Farah province.

On Wednesday 29th January, a civilian person was martyred in a blind drone strike of the foreign occupying forces in ‘Zig Zig’ area of ‘Chahar Bolak’ district in Balkh province.

On Thursday 30th January, a white-bearded aged man was martyred in an indiscriminate drone strike of the foreign occupying forces in ‘Shoraki Dasht’ area of ‘Grishk’ district in Helmand province.

On Thursday 30th January, a local civilian vehicles’ mechanic (named Irshad) was martyred by the internal mercenary forces in the main bazaar of ‘Tagab’ district in Kapisa province.

On Thursday 30th January, three innocent civilian countrymen were martyred in an indiscriminate drone strike of the foreign occupying forces in ‘Deh-i-Adam Khan’ area of ‘Grishk’ district in Helmand province.

On Thursday 30th January, two civilian people were martyred while two more were incarcerated by the joint enemy forces in ‘Muslim Bazaar’ and ‘Shawal Manda’ areas of ‘Nad Ali’ district in Helmand province.

On Thursday 30th January, a five-year-old child was ruthlessly martyred in a blind drone strike of the foreign occupying forces in ‘Shoraki Dasht’ area of ‘Grishk’ district in Helmand province.

On Friday 31st January, a local mosque was demolished and two civilian people were arrested by the internal mercenary forces in ‘Kolak’ village of ‘Khawat’ valley in ‘Chak’ district of ‘Maidan Wardak’ province.

On Friday 31st January, a civilian transport vehicle was targeted in a blind drone strike of the foreign occupying forces in the outskirts of ‘Dasht-i-Archi’ district in Kunduz province, in which, seven innocent people members of one and the same family were ruthlessly martyred.

On Friday 31st January, a woman including two of her children were relentlessly martyred in the indiscriminate bombing of the brutal foreign occupying forces in ‘No-Abad’ village of ‘Maquar’ district in Badghis province.

Sources: (BBC, Radio Liberty, The Afghan Islamic News Agency, Pazwak, Khabaryal, Larawbar, Nunn.Asia and Benawa websites.)

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She was a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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Statement by Commission for Prisoner Affairs concerning violence against inmates in Bagram

Post via Islamic Emirate February 3rd 2020

It is with great sadness to have learnt that on Sunday, the Kabul administration appointed guards working in Block 1 of Bagram prison attacked and severely beat inmates – breaking their heads, hands and legs and even sending some into a coma condition.

The problem arose over the Holy Quran when the guards sought to mentally torture prisoners by violating the sanctity of the Holy Quran and other religious texts, forcing them to protest before violently attacking them.

We strongly condemn such barbaric and inhumane actions towards prisoners. Beating and torturing defenseless and tied prisoners is no bravery or gallantry nor is it conforming to any humanitarian principles.

Such actions only encourage more violence in prisons and forcing inmates to riot.

The Commission for Prisoner Affairs of the Islamic Emirate seeks the urgent attention international humanitarian institutions and human right organizations and warns them about the situation getting out of hand.

International Committee of the Red Cross, human right organizations, representatives of the UN and other humanitarian institutions have given us strong commitments regarding improved treatment of prisoners, their medical care, clothing, food and other necessary facilities but it is unfortunate that only limited progress has taken place and they have failed in following through on their commitments. Their lack of attention has also given Kabul administration troops and prison officials an opportunity to commit such brutalities.

We express our deepest concern about the ill-treatment of inmates in all prisons across the country especially the notorious Bagram prison and seek serious attention and necessary steps from all parties.

Commission for Prisoner Affairs of the Islamic Emirate

09/06/1441 Hijri Lunar

14/11/1398 Hijri Solar               03/02/2020 Gregorian

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights/WOT and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She was a Registered Mental Nurse with a Masters in Gender Culture and Development. Carol was awarded the ESRC, Michael Young Prize for Research 2009, and the COTT ‘Action = Life’ Human Rights Award’ for “upholding truth and justice”. She is also a survivor of US “collateral damage”.

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