Afghans Protest Against Taliban in Kabul!

An Afghanistan Daily newspaper, Arman-e-Millie, called for the execution of all Taliban prisoners yesterday.

Afghan journalists hold pictures of the late Ajmal Naqshbandi during a protest in front of the Afghan parliament in Kabul April 9, 2007. The Afghan government should execute Taliban prisoners, an Afghan daily said on Monday, the day after the rebels killed Naqshbandi, the translator of an Italian journalist. (REUTERS/Goran Tomasevic)

An Afghanistan paper called for the execution of all Taliban prisoners yesterday:

KABUL (Reuters) – The Afghan government should execute Taliban prisoners, an Afghan daily said on Monday, the day after the rebels killed the translator of an Italian journalist.

Meanwhile, a spokesman for the Taliban commander holding five Afghan Health Ministry officials said the militants would kill one of the hostages unless Kabul opened talks with the group.

“Martyring Ajmal Naqshbandi and their other crimes happen as the government shows extreme leniency towards Taliban prisoners,” the daily Arman-e-Millie said in an editorial.

“There has been no implementation of punishment for any criminal and killer Taliban who has been sentenced to heavy punishment by the judicial authorities,” it said. “From now on, criminal Taliban should be executed.”

Another daily, Cheragh, criticised President Hamid Karzai’s government for failing to free Naqshbandi but going ahead with a deal to secure Mastrogiacomo’s freedom and save Italy’s fragile government from embarrassment.


Afghan journalists hold a poster with a picture of the late Ajmal Naqshbandi during a protest in front of the Afghan parliament in Kabul April 9, 2007. (Reuters)


An Afghan journalist distributes pictures of the late Ajmal Naqshbandi during a protest in front of the Afghan parliament in Kabul April 9, 2007. (Reuters)

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