On November 30, 2019, a Facebook user by the name of Mubarez Nowrozi, an employee of Economic Ministry had written a critical comment beneath the post of Mr. Amrullah Saleh, the head of Afghanistan Green Trend and the deputy for Mr. Ghani’s electoral team.

Following this note on the basis of the available evidence, Mr. Mubarez was introduced to the Attorney General by an official letter from the Green Trend for the purpose of further proceeding.

Nai believes that freedom of expression is the basic right for every Afghan citizen through the current laws and naturally criticism of actions and other performances is guaranteed by this part of laws. Even if criticism is not precepted positively by who faced with, he/ she should follow a case through Media Offense and Complaints Commission. The Green Trend should have taken this issue through legal and judicial procedures rather than the extrajudicial acts.

Nai asks the Attorney General to refer such complaints to Media Offense and Complaints Commission for the further procedures in order to implement law thoroughly.