Afghan soldiers rescue villagers from flash flood

NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Grateful Afghan villagers are rescued from flash floods by Afghan National Army Soldiers July 28. The ANA Soldiers rescued over 200 villagers from flash flooding Read more

330th MPC build rapport

KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – A young boy sits on a table at a convenience store while members of the 330th Military Police Company, Police Combined Action Team, buy juice and Read more

ANP Search for illegal weapons

KHOST PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Afghan National Policemen and members of the 330th Military Police Company, Police Combined Action Team, search a goat herder’s house for illegal weapons and evidence of Read more

Patrols help keep peace in Pech Valley area

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Children from Kandigal village in eastern Afghanistan's Kunar province follow U.S. Army Pfc. Richard J. Sandoval of Fresno, Calif., radio operator for 3rd Platoon, Company B, Read more

Convoy fights off insurgent ambush

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Pfc. Aaron R. Will of Tampa, Fla., a gunner with 2nd Platoon, Company C, 1st Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, Task Force Bulldog, reloads his Read more

Mississippi’s bomb hunters: Army National Guardsmen fight roadside bombs

PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Soldiers of 1st Plt., 287th Engineer Co. pray before leaving on a route clearance mission in southeastern Afghanistan July 18. Since their arrival in theater in Read more

http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/365107New_Image.JPG http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/315176100718_F_5957S_041.JPG http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/707776100719_F_5957S_027.JPG http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/208636100713_A_0846W_061.jpg http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/254585100715_A_0846W_028.jpg http://cjtf101.com/components/com_gk2_photoslide/images/thumbm/10629620100719_A_9320C_004.jpg
/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/3063.html/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/3043.html/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/3042.html/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/3039.html/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/3038.html/regional-command-east-news-mainmenu-401/3028.html
  • 0
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

 

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Defendant Hafizullah Said Wali pleads guilty to the charges against him as he testifies of his brother’s innocence during a public trial here July 27. Wali, who is now serving a 12-year sentence for the attempted murder of the Kunar Prisons Director earlier this year, was given another 20 years for the charges. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – At a public trial held in the Governor’s Compound in Asadabad here July 27, Hafizullah Said Wali was convicted of impersonating an Afghan National Police officer, installing a false checkpoint along the main road from Asadabad to the Pech Valley, and robbing travelers.

More than 200 people watched as Wali received a 20-year sentence with 20 days to appeal the verdict.

One robbery victim testified that Wali was among the men who had stolen 550,000 Afghani, 650,000 Pakistani rupees, $370 U.S. dollars and 50 Euro from him. Police found a briefcase with the money along with police uniforms in the 24-year-old Wali’s room in a house in Watapur district.

Five additional suspects – known insurgents based in Watapur district – will be tried in absentia if they do not surrender to police.

Wali is currently serving a 12-year sentence for the attempted assassination of the Kunar Prisons Director. He was convicted at the first public trial in Kunar in March.

According to Abraham Sutherland, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team Rule of Law representative, the trials highlight the importance of reducing corruption and inspiring the trust of the people.

“Kunar officials are working hard to establish an expectation of justice by holding regular scheduled, publicized and public trials in all criminal cases in Asadabad,” said Sutherland.

The case was brought by the national security prosecutor’s office and presided over by a panel of three judges: Asadabad Primary Court Chief Judge Amin Ashraf, Asadabad Primary Court Public Security Division Chief Judge Saraj u Din and Public Security Division Assistant Judge Khalilullah. Wali and his brother, who was acquitted of all charges, were represented by one of Asadabad’s newly appointed public defenders Mohammad Taheer.

A second trial was held immediately afterward where a man was convicted of purchasing fuel and cell phone credit with counterfeit Pakistani rupees. He was represented by Public Defender Malwai Mohammad Hashem and given one and a half years.

According to some of the spectators, through use of a translator, making the trials public help show that the government will not stand for corruption and will hold people accountable for their actions.

The trials were attended by numerous provincial-level officials from both the justice sector and several line ministries, as well as judges, prosecutors and investigators from Kunar's 14 districts including Kunar Provincial Governor Fazlullah Wahidi, Kunar Province Chief Judge Saed Alam Nikozay, Kunar Province Chief of Police Gen. Khalilullah Ziayee and Afghan National Police Criminal Investigation Division Chief Col. Abdul Ghafar.

Afterward, senior officials gathered to discuss the future of justice in Kunar.

Officials said they hope that courts in the 14 districts will begin holding trials in the near future, and according to Nikozay, the day’s two trials were valuable preparation for this.

“One day of practical training is worth six months of theoretical study,” said Nikozay.

Asadabad will continue to hold weekly public trials.

KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Mohammad Taheer, Kunar provincial public defender, presents his case during the trial of Hafizullah Said Wali and his brother here July 27. The defendant Wali received 20 years with 20 days to appeal the verdict, while his brother was found not guilty of the charges. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Justice officials from Kunar province discuss the verdict in the public trial of Hafizullah Said Wali and Shah Wazir Said Wali here July 27. The justice officials attend the trial as a chance to study the case from the sidelines. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)KUNAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Abraham Sutherland, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team Rule of Law representative, and Burt Braun, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team Department of State representative, talk with attendees of the public trial while the judges deliberate here July 27. The defendant, Hafizullah Said Wali, received 20 years with 20 days to appeal the verdict, while his brother was found not guilty of the charges. (Photo by U.S. Air Force Staff Sgt. Nathan Lipscomb, Kunar Provincial Reconstruction Team Public Affairs)

Last Updated on Wednesday, 28 July 2010 13:57
 

Fallen Heroes

    

 


Related Links

Bagram Airfield

The Flood

English

Dari

Thunder

Thunder