Nai has received an official letter which had been addressed to Attorney General from the Independent Election Commission. IEC has asked the Attorney General Office to proceed with their complaint on article volume 3039, titled “Pay 500,000 $, you are the winner of parliamentary election within full guarantee” dated on Saturday, 26th, January 2019 publicized on 8 Subh Daily Magazine.
Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan considers IEC’s appeal against item 2nd of 44th Article of Mass Media Law and “The item 2nd of this article indicates that any media offenses should be reviewed by the commission.”
Abdul Mujeeb Khalvatgar, Nai Managing Director says; according to law, each complaint of media and media workers should be followed up through procedural law “Commission for Media Complaints and Violation”. If the case has criminal aspects and requires judicial procedures so the Commission for Media Complaints and Violation will introduce it to the relevant authorities for investigation and further follow up. Hence, IEC’s appeal is against law and it seems to pressurize media, so that other media outlets dare to disseminate such points in the future.
Nai Supporting Open Media in Afghanistan asks IEC to hand over this case to Commission for Media Complaints and Violation in order to follow up the case through procedural law.