AGO Bans 12 Former Electoral Commissions’ Member from Traveling

It was announced in a press release by the AGO, that the Attorney General of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has appointed a team to investigate a case for alleged misuse of the authority by the former chairmen and members of the Independent Election Commission and the Electoral Complaints Commission.

In order to complete a thorough investigation and review, the team has banned twelve former IEC and IECC members, including the chairmen of the two institutions.

The statement added that the AGO will ensure that the case will be fairly reviewed in the light of the provisions of the law in an impartial and independent manner and based on evidences provided by the authorities and individuals in the course of the investigation to the the investigation team, the decision is made and the results of it are shared in the provisions of the access to Information Law with the people.

On Tuesday, the draft electoral amendment law was approved by the Afghan cabinet and in a presidential decree, most members and officials of the IEC and IECC were dismissed.

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