Families of workers killed in Nangarhar call for justice – KabulNow

Families of workers

Families of the seven factory workers who were “brutally” killed in the Surkhroad district of Nangarhar province called on the government, particularly President Ghani, to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice.

Families of the victims issued a statement detailing that their loved ones were firstly beaten hard and then were shot dead while being handcuffed in their workplace. The “huge disaster” is “clear evidence of a crime against humanity”, the statement issued on Friday, March 05, noted.

Moreover, families of the victims complained that neither the central government nor the local government has so far taken any specific measure to identify the perpetrators and bring them to justice. They further called on the National Union of Afghanistan Workers and Employees and the Ministry of Labors and Social Affairs to advocate for the Afghan workers in order to avoid the repeat of such incidents.

The seven workers were “brutally” killed by unknown armed men overnight on Wednesday, March 03, in Bawli village of Surkhroad district of the eastern Nangarhar province. The dead bodies of the victims, who were reportedly all Hazaras, were transferred yesterday, Friday, March 05, to Kabul, Bamyan, and Ghazni provinces.

Though the government blamed the Taliban for the brutal killing, the militant group has not commented regarding the incident so far.