Afghan first Vice President General Dostum name included in International Criminal Court

Afghan first Vice President General Dostum name included in International Criminal Court
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KABUL - The name of the first vice president of Afghanistan Gen. Abdul Rashid Dostum has been included in the documents that have been sent to the International Criminal Court.

According to reports, the International Criminal Court based in Hague is expected to start the review of the documents in the near future.

The BBC’s Afghanistan service in a report has confirmed that the name of the First Vice President has been seen in the documents.

Dostum who is currently residing in Turkey is accused of grave human rights violations, a charge which he and his office have repeatedly rejected.

In the meantime, the Office of the First Vice President of Afghanistan has not commented regarding the report so far.

A spokesman for Junbish-e-Millie party Kanishka Turkistani had earlier said that the health condition of Gen. Dostum has improved, his medical treatment has concluded along with some other works in Turkey, and he will return to the country soon as there are no barriers available at the moment for his return.

Dostum left the country for Turkey few months earlier amid ongoing controversies regarding his alleged involvement in the sexual abuse of his rival Ahmad Khan Ishchi.

This comes as reports emerged nearly five months ago suggesting that Gen. Dostum was returning to Afghanistan but his plane was diverted and was no allowed to land in Balkh airport.

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