Cases of violence against media and journalists that existed in war crime and crimes against humanity filed in international criminal court

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Cases of violence against media and journalists that existed in war crime and crimes against humanity filed in international criminal court

190 violence cases of Afghani journalists and media that included killings, injuries, abductions, threatened and terror and had happened since 2003 by Taliban, Haqqani network and ISIS filled in ICC by Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan.

Out of 190, 48 was killing, 74 was injuries, 15 abductions and 53 were threatened and terror.

8 cases of 190 belong to the women and the rest to men.

Based on Article 5 ICC Statute, following cases are Crimes within the jurisdiction of the Court:

The jurisdiction of the Court shall be limited to the most serious crimes of concern to the international community as a whole. The Court has jurisdiction in accordance with this Statute with respect to the following crimes:

(a)The crime of genocide; (b)Crimes against humanity; (c)War crimes; (d)The crime of aggression.

Nai believes that most of the violence cases against journalists and media since 2003 that Taliban, Haqqani network and ISIS has perpetrated place under this article.

According to the Article 7 of the statute of the ICC, following violence cases of Afghan media and journalists are crimes against humanity:

48 murders of all 80 murders since 2003, several group attacks against media organizations, Afghan Journalist Ajmal Naqshbandi Torture and then beheading that have been perpetrated by either Taliban, ISIS or Haqqani network,

Also under Article 8 of the ICC below incidents are war crimes:

48 journalists and media staff are wilful killing which perpetrated by Taliban, ISIS and Haqqani network are, in the filled or after adoption. Most of journalists and media staff have been abducted claimed of physical and spiritual tortures, attack on Moby group bus and bloody attack of Kabul Zanbaq square that killed 5 media staff along with more than 150 civilians, threatening to death of Tolo TV and 1 TV staff after fallen of Qunduz province to Taliban control, Nangarhar Local Governmental TV station attack and attack on Shamshad TV and AVA press in Kabul, are all exemplified by the article.

 

Nai asks the government of Afghanistan and UN missions in and out of the country to assist through the process of what Nai has started by filling in the cases. UN should help throughout advocacy for the process too.

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