Islamic Emirate: Report by Human Right Watch concerning recruitment of Child Soldiers in ranks of Islamic Emirate is baseless

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Post via Islamic Emirate

Today Human Right Watch (HRW) organization published a report in which it alleged that the Mujahideen of Islamic Emirate recruit child soldiers which is clear propaganda against the Mujahideen due to lack of any evidence for their allegations.

We categorically reject this report. The recruitment of children in the ranks of Islamic Emirate is strictly prohibited. We have published statements in this regard previously and have practically prevented children from being used in fighting. Similarly the use and recruitment of children for work in the highly sensitive explosives department is also prohibited.

Article 69 of the Jihadi Layha (Code of Conduct booklet) of the Islamic Emirate clearly states:

“It is prohibited for minors (those without beards due to small age) to be allowed in military camps, be used in Jihadi work or to stay with the Mujahideen.”

The above explicit order prohibits the recruitment of children in the ranks of Islamic Emirate therefore showing anxiety and publishing reports in this regard are pointless. Such reports only erode the confidence of people on international organizations and generates doubts of there being powerful intelligence agencies operating behind them.

Spokesman of Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan

Zabihullah Mujahid

08/05/1347 Hijri Lunar

28/11/1394 Hijri Lunar                   17/02/2016 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 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”

About Carol Anne Grayson

Blogging for Humanity.... Campaigner/researcher global health/human rights/drones/WOT/insurgency http://www.esrc.ac.uk/ESRCInfoCentre/PO/experts/Health_and_Wellbeing.aspx Exec Producer of Oscar nominated documentary Incident in New Baghdad, currently filming on drones.
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