Contaminated Blood: Haemophilia Action UK statement on Cabinet Office Public Inquiry announcement

Arkansas Prison blood donor dying of hepatitis C: UK treatment for haemophiliacs was sourced from Arkansas, prisoners with deadly viruses HIV and hepatitis C were allowed to sell their blood for the global market

(Image sent to me via sister of prisoner donor above )

I welcome the news that the Cabinet Office is to lead the Public Inquiry on Contaminated Blood instead of the Department of Health. It would have been highly inappropriate for the DOH to investigate itself given the many allegations regarding behaviour and safety violations over the years. Now it is important to move forward and appoint a suitable Chairperson and panel.

 

Haemophilia Action UK is concerned that haemophilia cases, where persons became contaminated with HIV and hepatitis viruses via a product called Factor Concentrates (often imported from the US) will be buried under whole blood cases where persons were infected from blood sourced within the UK. It is essential that the two cases which were always viewed as entirely separate legal cases continue to be viewed independently of each other within the Public Inquiry. It would be like comparing chalk with cheese and the safety violations and human rights abuses are also different in nature due to haemophiliacs receiving blood from skid-row, US prisons and from plasma wagons outside bath houses which specifically targeted gay men as plasma donors considered high risk for HIV and hepatitis during the 1970s and 1980s.

 

The national Haemophilia Society that represents many haemophiliacs will likely be called to give evidence however they can only legally represent those with inherited bleeding disorders such as haemophilia whereas the Hepatitis C Trust represents whole blood cases that could have received a transfusion following a car accident for example. In order for the Inquiry team to investigate properly, they would need to set up separate panels each within their own speciality.

 

I support both haemophilia and whole blood cases being investigated and the need for justice for both but this must be done separately within the Inquiry so as not to confuse the issues.

 

The Cabinet Office perhaps need to be reminded that Virginia Bottomley (Conservatives) designated haemophiliacs with HIV a Special Status category many years ago which was then applied to litigation ex-gratia payments in 1991. This was in recognition that haemophiliacs had a hereditary condition which ran in families and were disadvantaged from birth. Therefore multiple family members with bleeding disorders within the same family could be infected with HIV, hepatitis B and C and then later exposed to variant CJD which had an enormous impact on families. This was the case with my own family where 2 brothers were infected with multiple viruses, my late husband with HIV, hepatitis B and C and exposed to v CJD and my brother in law infected with HIV and hepatitis viruses who died of AIDs, both men through factor concentrate treatment.

 

I have argued for many years that the Special Status category should also have been applied to haemophiliacs with hepatitis C that should now be included within this category.

 

To quote several of Bottomley’s numerous references in Hansard between 1989 and 1991 on the Special Case, she states,

 

“The ex-gratia payments given to provide help for haemophiliacs with HIV and their families recognised their wholly exceptional circumstances. Haemophiliacs were already suffering from a disability which affected their employment prospects, insurance and mortgage status. Also the hereditary nature of haemophilia means that more than one member of the family may be infected with HIV.”

 

“We do not believe that any useful purpose would be served by such a survey of the financial circumstances after infection of any particular group with HIV. Our ex-gratia payments to haemophiliacs recognise their wholly exceptional circumstances whereby they were doubly disadvantaged by their pre-existing haemophilia as well as the HIV infection. We have no plans to extend these special arrangements to other groups”

 

“There is hardly any need for me to remind the House of the lengthy campaign on behalf of haemophiliacs—supported by many right hon. and hon. Members, the public and the media—whose advocates reiterated that haemophiliacs were an exceptional and specific group who merited exceptional treatment. The Government remain convinced that their case is exceptional.”

 

“In reaching the decision a year ago that the haemophiliacs in question should be offered financial assistance because they were a special and specific group”

“We have no evidence to suggest that those people who have become infected with HIV via blood transfusion were similarly disadvantaged before the illness or accident leading to the need for transfusion.”

Virginia Bottomley also noted that often more than one member of the family was infected through factor concentrates. The following shows some early findings,

“Among the haemophiliacs infected with HIV, we understand that there are 65 pairs and six trios of brothers who are infected. We believe there may be a significant number of other cases where HIV-infected haemophiliacs are related, for example, grandfathers, grandsons, uncles and nephews, but these cannot be readily identified from the available information. In addition, there are a number of cases where the haemophiliac’s spouse or partner has become infected.”

(This was an important factor but was somewhat gender biased as it failed to mention females with bleeding disorders that had infected sisters that would also have increased the figures)

The government has always refused to pay compensation unlike the government of Eire that paid compensations to haemophiliacs and their families on the grounds of “extraordinary suffering” paying out on “loss and need”. A private Inquiry held by the respected former attorney general Lord Archer of Sandwell (now deceased) gave the same recommendations here which were welcomed by the haemophilia community but so much misinformation was spread by government on the Eire settlement that this was not carried out. This was despite a haemophiliac Andrew March winning a Judicial Review in 2010 with key documents obtained from Irish lawyers, Eire government and Irish haemophilia Society in 2004 by Carol Grayson and Colette Wintle.

 

The current government still refuses to change their stance and have continued to rely on a false narrative regarding Eire thus denying justice and financial compensation to UK victims.

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Carol Grayson (Haemophilia Action UK) 3rd November 2017

Links

Cabinet Office To Lead Inquiry Into Contaminated Blood

http://www.huffingtonpost.co.uk/entry/cabinet-office-to-lead-inquiry-into-contaminated-blood-scandal-downing-street-says_uk_59fc39bbe4b0b0c7fa3963f2

Contaminated Blood scandal to have “full statutory inquiry”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-41860182

Full statutory inquiry to be held into tainted blood scandal

https://www.theguardian.com/society/2017/nov/03/full-statutory-inquiry-to-be-held-into-tainted-blood-scandal

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is 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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Contaminated Blood: Haemophilia Special Status part of legal ex-gratia payments in 1991 must be maintained

Virginia Bottomley recognized the Special Status of haemophiliacs in the early 90s (Image via BBC)

Back in the late 1980s, early 1990s, haemophiliacs born with a bleeding disorder where the clotting of the blood is compromised and who were infected with HIV through their treatment factor concentrates were fighting for compensation from the British government. It was a long hard fight leading to an ex-gratia payment as government refused to compensate for reasons which will hopefully be explored at the forthcoming Public Inquiry. The litigation was kept out of court but was a formal legal agreement with certain conditions overseen by Justice Ognal and solicitors acting for both government and haemophiliacs.

Part of the reason payments were made to haemophiliacs was that campaigners had fought hard to show that haemophiliacs were as a group disadvantaged from birth due to their hereditary condition of haemophilia which impacted on their schooling, employment, insurance, mortgage years BEFORE their infection with HIV. This meant they were doubly disadvantaged with the addition of HIV infection and the appalling discrimination that went with it.

In those days there was already discrimination against those living with a hereditary bleeding disorder, predominantly males but also some females. Often there were several members of the same family living with haemophilia which led to multiple family members being infected with hepatitis B, HIV and also (though largely covered up at the time, hepatitis C, previously known as non-A, non-B). This put a considerable strain on families often impacting on day to day living.

Haemophiliacs lost out on schooling due to bleeds and were sent to special schools such as Lord Mayor Trelor in Hampshire. As they grew older they struggled to overcome discrimination when looking for work.

Haemophiliacs were seen as a distinct patient group, a community as opposed to whole blood victims, that were individuals that became infected with hepatitis C at a time before testing was introduced. For example a person may have needed a blood transfusion during pregnancy, due to an accident at work or through receiving blood for other health conditions.

Haemophiliacs had their own support organization, the Haemophilia Society which only has a legal remit to deal with persons with bleeding disorders so for the past 30 years haemophiliacs have campaigned as a distinct patient group. This led to a Private Inquiry into Contaminated Blood under Lord Archer of Sandwell when the government refused to hold a Public Inquiry. The statement “the worst medical treatment disaster in the history of the NHS” (Lord Winston) applies specifically to the Haemophilia Community though it is often misused in the press to include others.

Recently changes are being made to the 5 separate Trusts that provide financial support to haemophiliacs with HIV and hepatitis C and whole blood victims. These Trusts are now being amalgamated under one government body and many questions have arisen regarding protecting patient rights following transition and the legality of such a merger.

The Macfarlane Trust arose through a legal fight and settlement whist other Trusts emerged due to public campaigns for justice but without a legal agreement. I raised this issue of Special Status with the Haemophilia Society, MPs and with Dan Farthing-Sykes (Haemophilia Scotland) who decided to put his questions to the Department of Health. Haemophilia Scotland also wish to ensure no laws are being broken with their financial agreement for Contaminated Blood victims.

Freedom of Information request (see link)

https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/special_status_of_people_with_ha

I have now written to Jeremy Hunt Secretary of State for Health to ensure the Special Status of HIV haemophiliacs as stated by Virginia Bottomley (formerly working in the Department of Health) is maintained as part of the original HIV legal agreement. This cannot be retrospectively altered but haemophiliacs infected with hepatitis C also fit the criteria for Special Status and could be added into this category.

Letter from Carol Grayson to Jeremy Hunt dated 23rd October 2017

Dear Mr Hunt, (For attention of Jeremy Hunt, Sec State for Health)

 

I have 6 questions for you and any other relevant government bodies on the Special Status of haemophiliacs infected with HIV through factor concentrates and their families with regard to the recent financial Consultation. These are numbered for your attention. Here is some background.

 

The Special Status was recognized around 1989/1990 by Virginia Bottomley (Minister of State at the Department of Health 1989) as opposed to the recent Special Mechanism 2017. The Special Status went on to form part of the HIV ex-gratia payment scheme in 1991 and distinguished haemophiliacs from whole blood cases. Here is some of the language used throughout Hansard by Virginia Bottomley referring to haemophiliacs with HIV and their families, “wholly exceptional” “unique” “special case” “doubly disadvantaged” “exceptional combination of circumstances of those persons”.

I have collected all the relevant Hansard debates and references over a 2 year period. I would argue that the Special Status criteria should be extended to haemophiliacs with hepatitis C and their families and both cases should have been fought together in the 1991 litigation. The government allegedly withheld much of the evidence on the dangers of hepatitis C in 1991 so as not to have to pay out for 2 viruses.

 

To quote several of Bottomley’s numerous references in Hansard between 1989 and 1991 on the Special Case, she states,

 

“The ex-gratia payments given to provide help for haemophiliacs with HIV and their families recognised their wholly exceptional circumstances. Haemophiliacs were already suffering from a disability which affected their employment prospects, insurance and mortgage status. Also the hereditary nature of haemophilia means that more than one member of the family may be infected with HIV.”

 

“We do not believe that any useful purpose would be served by such a survey of the financial circumstances after infection of any particular group with HIV. Our ex-gratia payments to haemophiliacs recognise their wholly exceptional circumstances whereby they were doubly disadvantaged by their pre-existing haemophilia as well as the HIV infection. We have no plans to extend these special arrangements to other groups”

 

“There is hardly any need for me to remind the House of the lengthy campaign on behalf of haemophiliacs—supported by many right hon. and hon. Members, the public and the media—whose advocates reiterated that haemophiliacs were an exceptional and specific group who merited exceptional treatment. The Government remain convinced that their case is exceptional.”

 

“In reaching the decision a year ago that the haemophiliacs in question should be offered financial assistance because they were a special and specific group”

“We have no evidence to suggest that those people who have become infected with HIV via blood transfusion were similarly disadvantaged before the illness or accident leading to the need for transfusion.”

Virginia Bottomley also noted that often more than one member of the family was infected through factor concentrates,

“Among the haemophiliacs infected with HIV, we understand that there are 65 pairs and six trios of brothers who are infected. We believe there may be a significant number of other cases where HIV-infected haemophiliacs are related, for example, grandfathers, grandsons, uncles and nephews, but these cannot be readily identified from the available information. In addition, there are a number of cases where the haemophiliac’s spouse or partner has become infected.

This was an important factor but was somewhat gender biased as it failed to mention females with bleeding disorders that had infected sisters.”

Question 1… What consideration has the current government given to ensure that the Special Status of HIV haemophiliacs and their families is MAINTAINED as part of the new Contaminated Blood Haemophilia Consultation and financial payments now going ahead? Please show me where I can read about the Special Status in the Consultation.

 

Question 2… What has the government done to ensure this Special Status is maintained throughout the current financial scheme and that nobody infected or affected will be financially worse off now or in the future?

 

Question 3… What contact has been made with the original solicitors for HIV haemophiliacs and their families or firms that took over from them to discuss any changes to financial support so that they can ensure their clients are represented, protected under the Special Status and made fully aware of how any changes could affect them financially?

 

Question 4… What has the government done to ensure widows under the Special Status that are no longer fit for work keep their monthly allowances which they rely on and do not suffer any reductions?

 

Question 5… What impact will the amalgamation of Trusts have on the Special Status?

 

Question 6… How many haemophiliacs and their partners come under the Special Status?

The Special Status was part of a LEGAL ex- gratia agreement overseen by Justice Ognal and had representation from solicitors for both parties, government AND haemophiliacs. I believe any scheme IGNORING this would be allegedly illegal. Bottomley recognized the part of lawyers in the ex-gratia settlement here in Hansard in January 1991 stating,

“the detailed provisions of the proposed settlement are under discussion with the lawyers representing the plaintiffs. It would be inappropriate to publish further details until all plaintiffs and the court have had an opportunity to consider the full terms of the settlement and to approve them” which they did shortly afterwards.

I look forward to your response.

With thanks

Yours sincerely

Carol Grayson

Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is 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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Islamic Emirate: Civilian massacre, ruthless enemy and peace process!!!

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17th October 2017

Media activists, while quoting the local eye-witnesses, said that two civilian houses were attacked in a night raid of the savage American occupying forces and their internal mercenaries in Pas-Sabar area of Pachir Agam district in Nangarhar province during which nine innocent civilians were brutally martyred.

The eye-witnesses said that these people were forced out of their homes and ruthlessly executed one by one. All of them were ordinary civilian people. Two were shopkeepers and had their shops in the central bazaar, one was a Mulla Imam’(the one who leads congregational prayers), others were ordinary workers and children. Local people who had witnessed the incident said that the martyred people did not even know how to fire a gun.

These civilian people were heartlessly massacred while over the past week, twenty more innocent civilians were martyred by the savage American invaders in Kunar province. Prior to this incident, these kinds of tragedies had recurrently taken place because only during last month, more than 750 bombs were dropped in various parts of Afghanistan. The UNAMA’s report is another proof of ongoing atrocities and brutalities of the savage American occupying forces and their internal mercenaries which revealed that during last nine months, more than 800 civilians were killed and wounded in the indiscriminate bombing.

The series of civilian massacres by the brutal and ruthless enemy is incessant while on the other hand, the peace process is also conducted by them with great fanfare and show. It was reported from some far-off Arab country that a meeting about restoring peace and stability in Afghanistan was held while the brutal Americans and the puppet administration of Kabul were also participants of these peace efforts.

These kind of melodramas are labeled by the foreign occupiers and their internal stooges as peace processes however there is no concept of peace in these meetings because inside the country, the innocent civilian people are massacred ruthlessly without any discrimination.

The question is what is the main purpose of the savage foreign invaders and their internal mercenaries from such barbarity, devious and irrational actions? Do they believe that they can succeed in pacifying the freedom loving Afghan people with horrifying tactics and force them to accept their malicious presence and illegitimate invasion? Verily it is a great misconception and vain thought of the American invaders and their internal mercenaries. Instead of doing them any good, such brutalities and violations of basic human rights will further expose their true and vicious nature to the world community.

As far as the pious Afghan masses are concerned, they are fully assured that the foreign criminal invaders and their internal stooges will inevitably face a historic defeat and embarrassment very soon and the day is not far off when our beloved homeland will be liberated and peace and stability will be restored .

In-sha-Allah!!! (God-willing)!!!

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is 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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Islamic Emirate: US bombings and puppet regime!!!

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16th October 2017

Recently, civilian people were targeted in an indiscriminate drone strike of the savage American occupying forces in Choki district of Kunar province in which two houses were completely demolished and nearly twenty innocent people martyred. (Prior to this incident, wedding ceremonies were recurrently and deliberately targeted and bombed by the brutal foreign occupying forces in various parts of the country, in which, tens of our innocent countrymen were martyred and wounded.)

On the other side, in took no time for the stooge admin in Kabul to label these innocent martyred people as armed opponents who, as alleged, had gathered to launch military operation against the puppet regime.

But according to a local BBC reporter, all the martyred people in this tragic incident were civilians who had gathered to celebrate a wedding ceremony.

The puppet Kabul regime – being defeated by Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate in all battlefields – has resorted, in coordination with their American masters, to massacre its own masses to spread fear and horror among them and assessing that this could be an efficient and economical way of effective and categorical implementation of the new American strategy for pacifying the freedom loving people of Afghanistan.

Therefore, it was recently announce by the savage Americans that last September, 751 bombs were dropped in various towns and villages of Afghanistan.

Yesterday,Dr. Rangin Dadfar Spanta, the national security advisor of Karzai era, told a meeting in Herat province that bombing and killing of civilian people anywhere in Afghanistan by American forces is not a coincidence or mistake rather it is done deliberately for the sake of spreading fear and anxiety among the people to force them to accept the malicious objectives of the foreign invaders.

Spanta admitted equally that during Karzai regime whenever the civilian people were targeted and killed, high ranking American authorities used to remind them via phone to remain silent and refrain from issuing even a message of condolence for the bereaved families of the incident.

The security advisor of Karzai regime also told the meeting that when tens of civilian people were killed in the indiscriminate and deliberate bombing of American forces in Aziz-Abad district of Herat province, Condoleezza Rice called both Karzai and him on phone and forbade them from uttering anything about that tragic incident.

But the present heterogeneous regime orchestrated by John Kerry is far more sincere than its predecessors in servitude and self-denial.

When the innocent civilian people are massacred by the savage American occupying forces and the disastrous is too big to be concealed or denied, then the whole responsibility of atrocities and brutalities is borne by the puppet regime who declare that these felonious operations were conducted by their special air forces in which such casualties were inflicted on their armed opponents.

The abhorrent and stooge regime in Kabul should realize that the savage American occupying forces and their slaves or mercenaries have no difference for them. Whosoever admits the responsibility of carnage of the innocent Afghan civilians, both of them are equally held responsible.

This is the reason why the savage American occupying forces and their internal mercenaries and spies are equal enemies of our country and creed and will be equally targeted and killed by the heroic, sincere and determined Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan!!!

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is 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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Allegations against Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate by Canadian detainee are baseless

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The Canadian detainee who was released a few days earlier hurled accusations against the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate alleging – may Allah forbid – that his child was killed and honor violated.

We categorically reject these false and fabricated claims of the detainees who are in the hands of the enemy. The detainees are currently with the enemy and will say everything defaming being force fed to them.

From the time the couple were detained until their release, the husband and wife were not separated from one another precisely due to the fact that the Mujahideen did not want to incite any suspicion.

Similarly the murder of a child is also a baseless allegation although during a period of detention an incident did take place when the woman became ill. The area was remote, no doctors were present and due to this severe condition, the woman had a natural miscarriage of a girl. No one has either intentionally murdered the child of this couple and neither has anyone violated or defiled them.

If (Allah forbid) there was a plan for such a thing, they would not have returned home with their three children. The enemy should not portray the Mujahideen in their own image as the entire humanity is ashamed of the inhumane barbarity of Americans carried out against prisoners in Bagram and Guantanamo.

The allegations floating around in the media have nothing to do with the reality because the said people are now in the hands of our enemy. They can claim every kind of defamatory allegation against the Mujahideen but no Muslim or person who knows the Mujhaideen intimately can ever accept such propaganda.

Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Zabihullah Mujahid

25/01/1439 Hijri Lunar

23/07/1396 Hijri Solar                    15/10/2017 Gregorian

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is 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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Islamic Emirate: The Self-serving Definition of Terrorism by Colonialists Has Lost its Significance

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With the outset of the new administration in America, the American invaders have ratcheted up their tempo of using military force in our beloved country once more, intensifying night raids, drone attacks and bombardments. Notwithstanding that, they have turned to baseless propaganda and political pressures, thinking the use of force will compel the Afghan nation to accept their occupation. But,these are the same failed experiences of the former Soviet Union and the British Empire in the past which had no results. Even during the implementation of the new strategy in the past short period of time, the current invaders themselves witnessed their new strategy to be practically no more than failed one. For example, since its implementation a number of districts have collapsed at the hands of the Mujahideen or are about to collapse.

It is to be mentioned that the current popular Islamic resistance has been continuing at its full momentum now for past decades with the help of the Almighty Allah. This resistance has not emerged and flourished in a single day but the Afghan people have given millions of sacrifices during the invasions of Red Army and America but still the resistance forges ahead in full swing and unremittingly. New generations come in and carry out their religious and historical responsibility. If the previous invaders and the current Americans and their allies are equipped with advanced weaponry on the one hand, on the other hand the Mujahideen are also armed with faith and popular support. Their objective is clear and sacred which is the end of occupation and establishment of an all Afghan inclusive Islamic system on their soil.

Islamic Emirate neither intends to interfere in the internal affairs of others nor allows others to interfere in Afghanistan. To reach this goal, it has kept open the way of peaceful understanding and dialogue but it must be mentioned that the self-serving definition of terrorism used for imperliastic goals has lost all value.

Is it rationale that the invaders who occupied our country, martyred our civilians, exploit and destroy our resources should not be called terrorists but the true sons of this land and the Mujahideen who are defending their religion, country and the people should be called as terrorists? No sane person can ever accept it this false argument.

We call on America and her internal and external allies to abandon the failed strategy of use of force and instead turn to the real solution of the issue. The roots of this current Jihadic resistance exist in the grooves of the nation. This is an undefeatable force, by the grace of the Almighty Allah. But still, if you intend to continue denying the legitimate rights of the Afghan Muslim nation, you have to fear the day when you will face disintegration from within like the former Soviet Union and not being able to handle it.

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is 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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Islamic Emirate: Afghanistan in the month of September 2017

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N.B. This article consists of only those incidents which were confirmed and admitted by the enemy too. It is worth reminding that for further authentic information about the casualties and financial losses of the enemy, both the savage foreign invaders as well as their internal mercenaries, one is advised to visit ‘Alemarah’, the official website of the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan.

In September, widespread attacks were launched by heroic Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate in various parts of the country, in which, vast areas were liberated from the enemy by inflicting heavy casualties and losses on them. These and other likewise incidents which occurred during this month, are elaborated under the following captions:

Casualties and losses of the foreign invaders:

Though the deceiving foreign invaders have admitted that only two of their soldiers were killed during this month in Afghanistan, but meticulous and successful attacks of Mujahidin on these savage occupying forces clearly indicate that the number is higher than that confessed by them.

On Monday 11th September, tens of foreign soldiers were killed and wounded in a heroic martyrdom seeking attack in ‘Bagram’ district of ‘Prwan’ province.

On Friday 15th September, at least seven savage foreign soldiers were killed in another well-timed martyrdom seeking attack in ‘Daman’ district of ‘Kandahar’ province.

On Thursday 21st September, main entrance of the strategic ‘Jalal-Abad’ airport was brought under a meticulous attack by Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate, in which, a number of foreign forces were killed and wounded.

Just three days later, Kabul, the capital city, was the witness of another deadly attack of Mujahidin on foreign occupying forces, carried out in fifth zone in the heart of the city, in which, sixteen foreign soldiers were killed and wounded.

In this way, thirty foreign soldiers were killed and several others were injured during September, but the deceitful enemy, for concealing their defeat and disgrace, did not admit all these casualties and losses openly.

In short, by admitting two of their soldiers killed in September, the number of their casualties during current year rose to 13; and the total number of their casualties during the whole era of illegitimate foreign occupation reached to 3541 soldiers; among them 2401 are American soldiers.

Losses and Casualties of internal mercenaries:

Stooge forces of the puppet regime, like their foreign masters, also suffered heavy losses and casualties in their ranks of so called national army, police and the notorious Arbaki militiamen. Though exact number is not available, but some incidents, mentioned in the following lines, can easily depict the enormity of these losses and casualties of the internal mercenaries.

On Friday 1st September, a key intelligence officer of the stooge enemy was killed in ‘Qara-Bagh’ district of ‘Kabul’ district.

On Wednesday 6th September, an enemy commander was killed in a mine blast in ‘Khash-Raud’ district in ‘Nimroze’ province.

On the following day, a general commander of the unrestrained Arbaki militiamen was killed in ‘Company’ area of ‘Kabul’ province.

On Monday 11th September, the security chief of ‘Qara-Bagh’ district in ‘Ghazni’ province was killed by Mujahidin.

On the following day, the governor of ‘Hisarak’ district in ‘Nangarhar’ province became the target of Mujahidin’s attack, along-with his personal guards, and were killed.

On Thursday 14th September, the security chief of ‘Jughato’ district of ‘Ghazni’ province was killed.

On Thursday 21st September, third of the security chiefs of the above district, all of them appointed within the short span only one month, was killed by Mujahidin.

A day earlier (i.e. on Wednesday 20th September), intelligence director of the security department of ‘Takhar’ province was killed.

On Saturday 23rd September, security chief of ‘Naad-Ali’ district in ‘Helmond’ province was killed by heroic Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate.

Financial losses of the enemy:

Besides the above casualties, colossal financial losses were also inflicted on both the foreign invaders and their internal mercenaries during September. Added to several military tanks, armored and other vehicles, a huge amount of heavy and light weapons and their ammunition were confiscated by Mujahidin in confrontations with the enemy in various parts of the country.

On Wednesday 6th September, an enemy helicopter was hit and brought down by Mujahidin in ‘Ajristan’ district of ‘Daikundi’ province.

On the same day, another helicopter of the enemy, tasked for transferring the casualties of the first incident from the above area, was also targeted and hit by Mujahidin.

Casualties and persecution of civilian people:

Losses and casualties of civilian people by savage foreign invaders and the stooge forces of puppet regime not only remained incessant, but it escalated significantly during this month as surveyed and confirmed by some pro-enemy organs. All-inclusive details about these losses and casualties can be read in the monthly report regularly published on the official website of the Islamic Emirate. Here in the following lines a few incidents have been elaborated as a handful out of a heap.

On Saturday 2nd September, ‘Bolan’ area in ‘Helmond’ province was indiscriminately bombed by the savage foreign invaders, in which, forty houses were demolished while several civilian people were martyred and wounded.

On Wednesday 6th September, seven innocent villagers were martyred and wounded in a blind aerial attack of the enemy in ‘Chura’ district of ‘Urzgan’ province. In addition, fourteen shops were completely burnt and turned into ashes in this brutal attack.

On Friday 15th September, a civilian was attacked and brutally killed in ‘Jalal-Abad’ city, the center of ‘Nangarhar’ province, by the security guards of ‘Zahir Qadeer’, deputy head of the bogus national assembly.

Two days later, two civilian houses and a mosque were demolished and several civilians were martyred and wounded during and a blind and brutal bombing of the savage foreign invaders and their internal mercenaries in ‘Deh-i-Yak’ district of ‘Ghazni’ province.

On Monday 18th September, eight civilian people were crushed and martyred while thirteen others were wounded in a reckless driving of the stooge forces of puppet regime in ‘Khan-Abad’ district of ‘Kunduz’ province.

On Tuesday 19th September, a civilian countryman was martyred by the unrestrained Arbaki militiamen in ‘Shaiva’ district of ‘Nangarhar’ province.

On the same day, thousands of civilian people demonstrated against the indecencies and cruelties of the notorious Arbaki militiamen in ‘Zurmat’ district of ‘Paktia’ province.

On Saturday 23rd September, the picture of a fifty-year-old man was published and widely shared in social media who was brutally being beaten by the savage Arbaki militiamen in ‘Qaisar’ district of ‘Faryab’ province.

Amalgamation with Mujahidin:

During September, a number of military and civilian officials of the stooge admin in Kabul abandoned the puppet regime and united with Mujahidin. Complete details in this regard can be read in the monthly report published on the official website of the Islamic Emirate. In the following lines only two incidents are mentioned.

On Saturday 9th September, six soldiers of the stooge admin left their ranks and integrated with Mujahidin along-with all their weapons and ammunition in ‘Maroof’ district of ‘Kandahar’ province.

On Tuesday 19th September, twelve other soldiers, by discerning the malicious objectives of the savage foreign occupying forces and their internal mercenaries, shifted and joined Mujahidin.

Releasing political and war prisoners:

Despite the incessant claims of defending the basic human rights and human dignity by the stooge admin in Kabul as well as their foreign masters, their notorious jails are still suffocated with helpless and innocent people, as most of them are not indicted yet and have no dossiers.

On the contrary, on Friday 1st September, as a sign of good-will, a number of political and war prisoners were released by the Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan through a special decree of the ‘Amir-ul-Momineem’ (may Allah protect him). These prisoners were then handed over to their families in their respective areas with dignity and honor.

Mansoori Operations:

‘Mansoori’ Jihadi Operations were in full swing during this month throughout the country, in which, several minor and major successful and fatal assaults were carried out against the wicked foreign invaders and their internal mercenaries, by inflicting heavy casualties and colossal financial losses on them. In the following lines some of these operations are discussed.

On Monday 4th September, a military post of the enemy in ‘Arghandab’ district of ‘Zabul’ province, and another one in ‘Sholgara’ district of ‘Balkh’ province were liberated by Mujahidin after severe fighting with the enemy.

On Wednesday 6th September, main entrance of the strategic and strongly fortified ‘Bagram’ airbase was brought under a successful and deadly attack by heroic Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate to avenge the violation of the sanctity of the testimonial word of Islam by the savage and infidel foreign occupying forces. In this meticulous attack, tens of foreign soldiers were killed and wounded.

On the same day, two helicopters of the enemy were hit and brought down by Mujahidin in ‘Ajristan’ district of ‘Daikundi’ province, in which, all the people on board were killed.

On Friday 15th September, seven foreign soldiers were killed during a successful and huge attack of Mujahidin in ‘Daman’ district of ‘Kandahar’ province.

On Tuesday 19th September, the strategic district of ‘Kohistan’ in ‘Faryab’ province came under Mujahidin’s control; while two days later, twenty more posts of the enemy were conquered by Mujahidin in the area.

Two days later, main entrance of the strategic ‘Jalal-Abad’ airbase became the target of Mujahidin’s attack, in which, several foreign soldiers were killed and wounded.

On Sunday 24th September, a convoy of the savage foreign invaders was brought under a severe attack by Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate in ‘fifth’ security zone in the heart of Kabul, in which, 16 foreign soldiers were killed and wounded.

Two days later, ten military posts of the enemy came under Mujahidin’s control in ‘Khawaja-Ghaar’ district of ‘Takhar’ province.

On Wednesday 27th September, the strategic Kabul airport came under a meticulous attack of Mujahidin exactly on the arrival of the defense minister of United States. In these operations, which lasted for hours, several foreign forces were killed and wounded. In addition, huge financial losses were also inflicted on the humiliated enemy.

On the following day, ‘Maroof’ district of ‘Kandahar’ province was completely liberated by heroic Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate.

On Thursday 28th September, military officials of the puppet regime released a statement, which told that several high ranking officials of the puppet regime were killed in guerilla attacks of Mujahidin in ‘Ghazni’ province recently, showing a significant increase in these attacks in the area.

Increasing the number of foreign occupying forces:

After the announcement of new strategy by the president of the United States in August, 2600 fresh American occupying forces were sent to Afghanistan on 2nd September. Both the new American strategy and the deployment of fresh foreign occupying forces will inevitably intensify and extend the current war, but, by the grace of Almighty Allah, courageous Mujahidin of the Islamic Emirate have also increased and improved their Jihadi operations as compared to past, by liberating vast areas from the enemy.

On Saturday 9th September, in response to the new strategy and the deployment of additional forces in Afghanistan, Mr. Donard Dwyer, a well-known American analyst, wrote in an article that actually America has occupied Afghanistan and is still involved in the indiscriminate homicide of the innocent civilian people.

Another humiliation:

A number of people have been fighting Mujahidin on the misconception of defending their country and safeguarding their own sanctity and modesty.

On Saturday 23rd September, contrary to all their misconceptions and expectations, a report was published by SIGAR (Special Inspector General for Afghanistan Reconstruction) by disclosing a bitter and shocking fact that the widows of those people who sacrificed their lives, as perceived by them, for the country and the puppet regime, are sexually abused by the stooge admin officials when they come to get the official privileges of their deceased loved ones. Spokesmen of both presidential and interior ministry of the stooge admin have confirmed this shocking report by calling it a terrible one.

Enemies of Peace and Stability:

American invaders and their internal stooges always used to blame the Islamic Emirate for creating hurdles in peace process, but the reality is that the foreign invaders are war-mongers themselves, and whenever and wherever a chance or glimpse of hope is found, they try to nip it in the bud.

On Tuesday 26th September, media reported that after a meeting with Ashraf Ghani, president Trump has asked him to raise the issue of closing the political office of the Islamic Emirate in Qatar. If this conspiracy turns into reality, then all channels of finding a peaceful solution for Afghan dilemma will be blocked, and Mujahidin would have no other option but to prolong the war until the last foreign soldier is withdrawn from our beloved homeland. In this case, it will be the innocent civilian people who would suffer the most, whereas the foreign invaders and their internal mercenaries will also have to suffer severe losses and casualties due to their obstinacy for prolonging this futile war in Afghanistan.

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Carol Anne Grayson is an independent writer/researcher on global health/human rights and is Executive Producer of the Oscar nominated, Incident in New Baghdad.  She is 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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