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VP Dostum to ‘Return Home within a Week’

First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum will return to Afghanistan within a week, after being in Turkey for medical checks-up, officials said on Tuesday. Dostum left for Turkey in May for medical treatment amid accusations of ordering his security guards to torture and rape a political rival, Ahmad Ishchi. “We are optimistic that …

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Dostum’s Case Is Not Political: ARG

Afghanistan Presidential Palace-(ARG) says the Vice-President, Gen. Dostum’s case is not political. Acting spokesman of President’s office, Shah Hussain Murtazawi noted the government is not seeking to make cases and files for government officials and has no reason to do that. “There is nothing political in judicial institutions and no …

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Dostum’s Office ‘Strongly’ Rejects Report on Vice President’s Return to Afghanistan

First Vice President’s Office has strongly rejected the report in which claimed a plane carrying General Abdul Rashid Dostum to Afghanistan from Turkey was forcefully diverted.  The report released earlier suggested that Dostum attempted to land in Mazar-e-Sharif airport in northern Balkh province and his plane was not allowed by the German military. The …

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U.S. Embassy to Kabul Demands Justice in Dostum Case

U.S. embassy in Kabul has called for justice in first vice-President, Gen. Dostum’s case, saying the International Community supports continuation of investigation process. A former governor has accused Afghan First Vice President General Abdul Rashid Dostum of ordering his rape with an assault rifle and other forms of torture after …

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