AIHRC Worries High Civilian Casualties Caused by Conflicts

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KABUL: Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) head, Shahrzad Akbar has met with Second Vice President Sarwar Danesh on Monday and discussed prevention of high civilian casualties caused in conflicts between Afghan forces and insurgents.

The VP press office in a statement on Tuesday said that during the meeting, Akbar expressed concern over terrorist attacks and civilian fatalities, and termed the deadly attack on schoolchildren in Kabul as a clear example of targeted murder and crime against humanity.

The two sides also talked on Anti-Torture Law, AIHRC’s operation for the protection of human rights activists and the commission’s other obligations to stand for the rights of different communities.

Vice President Danesh, praised AIHRC’s services to promote human rights principles and directed the commission to work further for the protection of civil rights of citizens.

The Afghan government is dedicated to preserving people’s basic rights and freedoms, as well as human rights advocates, and firmly supports AIHRC that monitor human rights violations.