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Afghanistan: Afghan Women condemn terrorist attacks on progressive media

Saturday 23 January 2016, by siawi3

Source: Women’s Political Participation Committee in Afghanistan

Statement in Condemnation of Terrorist Attack Targeting Media Organizations in Afghanistan

Women’s Political Participation Committee in Afghanistan

January 12, 2016- Kabul, Afghanistan

updated January 25

Afghanistan lost seven of its dedicated youth to a brutal attack by terrorists that injured twenty more people yesterday. This cowardly attack targeted the progressive Tolo TV and Kaboora Production network and brought immense grief onto the families of the lost journalists and media personnel, the civil society communities, and the entire nation. As we mourn for our lost ones, we want those who committed this atrocity to know that no force can stand against freedom of speech and other gains we have had during the last decade without destroying itself.

The Women’s Political Participation Committee in Afghanistan condemns this cowardly and inhumane attack on a media organization and civilians and demands that the Government of Afghanistan take immediate action to protect our democratic values and the safety of our journalists. In addition, we share our deepest condolences and sympathy with the families of the victims of this event, the Tolo TV and Kaboora Production network and the entire media community of Afghanistan. We wish heavenly peace for the martyrs and health and recovery for those injured.

Sincerely,

Women’s Political Participation Committee in Afghanistan

For media inquiries please contact:

Dr. Alema Alema
Kabul, Afghanistan

Adela Mohseni
London, UK

Noorjahan Akbar
Washington, D.C., USA

Signatures in support of this statement :

Free Women Writers, Kabul, Afghanistan
Centre for Secular Space, UK.
Iranian Circle of Women’s Intercultural Network ( ICWIN )
Global Circles of Women’s Intercultural Network (WIN )
Association for Women’s Rights in Development (AWID)
GAMCOTRAP, Gambia
Citizens Voice for Justice and Peace, Sri Lanka
Femmes et Droits Humains , Mali
Shirkat Gah - Women’s Resource Centre, Pakistan