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Anti - Gulbuddin Hekmatyar protest in Kabul

Source: Anadolu Images; September 22, 2016

SPA Protest Against Treaty With Gulbuddin

KABUL, AFGHANISTAN - SEPTEMBER 22: Protesters hold placards during an anti- Gulbuddin Hekmatyar demonstration held by the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan, in Kabul, Afghanistan on September 22, 2016. Reportedly, a draft peace agreement between Hizb-e-Islami led by Gulbadin Hekmatyar and the Afghan government was signed in Kabul Afghanistan on 22 September.



'Butcher of Kabul' pardoned in Afghan peace deal

Source: The Guardian; September 22, 2016

In a central, upper-class Kabul neighbourhood, a group of young activists organised a protest against the pardoning of the man known as the Butcher of Kabul, coinciding with the signing ceremony less than a mile away. Placards picturing Hekmatyar with blood spilling from his mouth and a rocket through his nose read: “We will never forgive the executioner of Kabul.”



Afghanistan Signs Draft Peace Deal With Faction Led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar

Source: New York Times; September 22, 2016

Afghanistan Signs Draft Peace Deal With Faction Led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar
People protesting Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hezb-i-Islami, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Thursday. Credit Massoud Hossaini/Associated Press



Afghanistan signs peace deal with warlord who ‘killed thousands’ during battle for Kabul

Source: Independent; September 22, 2016

Afghanistan signs peace deal with warlord who ‘killed thousands’ during battle for Kabul
Afghans chant slogans against Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-i-Islami, during a demonstration in Kabul



'Afghanistan signs deal with militant Hekmatyar

Source: BBC World; September 22, 2016

But New York-based Human Rights Watch issued a statement referring to Mr Hekmatyar as "one of Afghanistan's most notorious war crimes suspects". Researcher Patricia Grossman said his return would "compound the culture of impunity that the Afghan government and its foreign donors have fostered by not pursuing... Hekmatyar and other warlords".

A group of activists protested in Kabul, holding placards portraying Mr Hekmatyar with blood spilling from his mouth and a rocket piercing his nose. One placard read: "We cannot forgive the executioner of Kabul."



Afghanistan takes a step toward peace with notorious ex-warlord

Source: Los Angeles Times; September 22, 2016

Afghanistan takes a step toward peace with notorious ex-warlord
Demonstrators carry an effigy of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar at a protest in a Kabul park. (Massoud Hossaini / Associated Press)



'Afghanistan signs deal with militant Hekmatyar

Source: The Wire; September 22, 2016

Several hundred protesters gathered in Kabul, carrying signs calling the deal a “crime”.

“Any deal with Hekmatyar and other criminals is treason,” said Sealy Ghaffar, a protest organiser. “Peace will never be achieved by sacrificing justice.”



Anti - Gulbuddin Hekmatyar protest in Kabul

Source: Getty Images; September 22, 2016

Anti - Gulbuddin Hekmatyar protest in Kabul
Protestors hold placards during an anti - Gulbuddin Hekmatyar demonstration held by Solidarity Party of Afghanistan, in Kabul, Afghanistan, on September.



Peace Deal With 'Butcher Of Kabul' Sparks Protests In Afghan Capital

Source: Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty; September 22, 2016




Kabul protestors rally against govt-HIA peace agreement

Source: The Frontier Post; September 22, 2016

KABUL (Pajhwok): A number of residents of capital Kabul on Thursday protested against a landmark peace agreement between the government and the Hezb-i-Islami Afghanistan (HIA), calling the deal as national treason that should be cancelled as soon as possible.

About 200 people gathered in Park-i-Shahr area of Kabul and were chanting slogans: The return of executioner Gulbuddin Hekmatyar to Kabul is treason. If America and its puppets forgive Hekmatyar, people will never forgive him.

The protestors shouted impunity to HIA members would lead to bloodshed. We would never forgive Kabul executioner. Sili Ghafar, one of the members of Afghanistan Solidarity Party who participated the protest, said: The peace dealt with HIA, a party that was involved in killing people, firing rockets and serving foreigners would bring nothing but bloodshed.

She called the deal a national treason and said: giving impunity to Hekmatyar, government jobs to HIA members, privileging them with townships and high amounts of money prove the current government is the worst of its kind in our history.

Calling Hekmatyar a CIA puppet, Ghafar said America brought him to government and completed the group of criminal gangs as part of its colonial policy.

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Afghanistan signs draft peace deal with prominent warlord

Source: Cable One; September 22, 2016

Afghanistan signs draft peace deal with prominent warlord
An effigy of Gulbuddin Hekmatya, the leader of Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin party, is displayed during a demonstration against him in a public park in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. Afghanistan's government signed a draft peace deal on Thursday with a designated "global terrorist" after lengthy negotiations that could pave the way for a similar accord with the Taliban, who have been waging war on Kabul for 15 years. (AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini)



SPA Calls Agreement With Hekmatyar ‘Betrayal’ to Afghans

Source: Ariana News; September 22, 2016

Solidarity Party of Afghanistan (SPA) has called the signing of peace deal between the Afghan government and Hezb-e Islami party-led by Gulbuddin Hekmatyar a betrayal to the Afghan nation.

Members of SPA party criticized the leaders of National Unity Government (NUG); citing any deal with Hezb-e Islami party is a violation to the principles of human rights.

They called on the United Nations to not remove the name of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar from its black list.

“Any deal with Hekmatyar and other criminals is a betrayal to the nation. Peace would never be achived by victimizing justice,” said Selay Ghafar, spokesman of SPA.

The members of SPA have considered the agreement with Hekmatyar party is not in interest of the people and called for punishing those criminals who involved in killing people.

“We want Afghan people to rise up and raise their voices and do not allow the murderess of their families take the government’s control,” said Mursal, a member of SPA.

After months of delays, Afghanistan government negotiators signed a peace deal Thursday with an insurgent faction led by one of the country’s most notorious warlords.

The deal was signed at a ceremony attended by negotiators, the president’s national security advisor, and representatives of the Hezb-i-Islami faction of Gulbuddin Hekmattyar.

Hekmattyar developed a ruthless reputation during more than three decades of virtually uninterrupted conflict in Afghanistan.

In the 1980s, he received some $600 million in US aid, as Washington armed Afghan mujaheddin fighters battling the Soviet occupation.

During the subsequent civil war between rival mujaheddin commanders in the 1990s, Hekmattyar was accused of committing atrocities against civilians during the deadly struggle for control of the Afghan capital.



Afghanistan signs controversial peace deal with former warlord

Source: ABC News; September 22, 2016

Afghanistan signs controversial peace deal with former warlord
Afghans chant slogans against Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-i-Islami, during a demonstration in Kabul. AFP: Stringer



Afghanistan signs peace deal with infamous, reclusive warlord Hekmatyar

Source: CBC News; September 22, 2016

Several hundred protesters gathered in Kabul, carrying signs calling the deal a "crime."

"Any deal with Hekmatyar and other criminals is treason," said Selay Ghaffar, a protest organizer. "Peace will never be achieved by sacrificing justice."



Afghanistan signs draft peace deal with prominent warlord

Source: The Lufkin News; September 22, 2016

Afghanistan signs draft peace deal with prominent warlord
An Afghan demonstrators holds a placard with an image of Gulbuddin Hekmatyar, the leader of Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin party, during a demonstration against him in a public park in Kabul, Afghanistan, Thursday, Sept. 22, 2016. The government has signed a draft peace deal with Hizb-i-Islami Gulbuddin, a designated “global terrorist” after lengthy negotiations that could pave the way for a similar accord with the Taliban. It grants full political rights to Gulbuddin's Hezb-i-Islami party and obliges the Afghan authorities to work to have it removed from the United Nations’ list of foreign terrorist organizations. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

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