The Real Justice for Farkhunda and Women Alike Can Only be Obtained Through Women’s Awareness and Struggle!
- Category: Reports
- Written by Solidarity Party of Afghanistan
- Published: Tuesday, 19 March 2019
On 19 March 2019, the Solidary Party of Afghanistan (SPA) organized a gathering on the fourth anniversary of the brutal killing of Farkhunda and to condemn horrific murder of the little Mahsa and other oppressed women of our country. The participants, who carried the placards of Farkhunda, Mahsa, Tabassum and other women victims, started marching from Shah Du Shamshira Mosque and gathered in front of Farkhunda Memorial. The protestors chanted slogans denouncing the horrific crimes against women and called for the punishment of the perpetrators for the murderers of Mahsa, Farkhunda, Tabassum, Rukhshana, Soraya and...
At the standing point of Farkhunda’s memorial statue, everyone accompanied the function with speech, poem, rebellious music, theatrical play and repeated slogan chanting.
Parwin Nawa, a member of SPA in a part of her speech, said:
“On the first anniversary of Farkhunda’s martyrdom, we insisted that if justice isn’t implemented in the case of Farkhunda, then no woman and girl of this country will be safe, and today we see while Farkhunda’s blood hasn’t dried out, that tens of other women and girls of this land are victims of the brutal killings of misogynist criminals: 12-years-old innocent Tabassum was beheaded by bloodthirsty Taliban; Rukhshana was publicly stoned to death; Zahra was killed by her husband's family in Badghis province and then they burned her corps; Soraya was put into a drumhead trial in Takhar province; and last week, 6-years-old Mahsa was murdered by her kidnappers. Though, Ghani has claimed to deliver justice for Mahsa, but this puppet must be asked, what happened to Farkhunda’s case, that now he is deceivingly gashing about justice for Mahsa as part of his presidential campaign.
It is crystal clear that the rein of all the abductors, thieves and mafia gangs is in the hands of jihadist factions and these gangs can’t continue their crimes without the support and protection of their masters in the government.”
She also added:
“The culture of impunity, especially in the cases of violence against women, has been deeply rooted in the ruling system of occupied Afghanistan under fundamentalist’s dominance. Several years back, the traitorous Khalqis and Parchamis and Jihadists signed their immunity law in parliament, and forgave thousands of our innocent people’s blood to each other. Soon, we will see that the US-backed government will incorporate the savage and terrorist Taliban in their puppet government. Khalilzad, as he did 18 years ago, ignored the tears and blood of our people and gathered the barbaric jihadists around one bone, is now busy bargaining with the criminal Taliban. Of course, he will forgive the blood of Zarmina, Tabassum, Yakawlang and Mazar massacre and thousands of suicide bombing victims and just like acid thrower Gulbuddin, they will come victoriously to Kabul to be included in the power.”
The honorable mother of Farkhunda had also sent a message to SPA on the occasion of the 4th anniversary of her beloved daughter’s martyrdom, which was delivered by an SPA youngster. The grieving mother had stated in her letter:
“First of all, I wish everyone of you a very happy new year and spring. Yes my daughters, I feel deep pain as my daughter’s martyrdom day approaches.
I am a mother and I have to say that the pain of Farkhunda in a world of loneliness and the apathy of hideous natured people deeply affected my heart and it was not a pain that my family and I could bear it alone, it was painful and immense. But the solidarity of you dears and the justice seeking of women and girls for their sister Farkhunda gave my heart strength and in these four years it helped me cope with the hope of getting justice for Afghan woman of whom Farkhunda is an example injustice.
I would like to say that we women, who are alive, will witness the day of justice and equality for woman of Afghanistan, and I believe that today's Afghan woman and girl is not the same as of twenty years ago. They have proven in these years that they can fight alongside men in fulfilling their rights and responsibilities.
My dear daughters and sisters, my family and I always said that justice for Farkhunda is justice for Afghan woman and girl, which was ignored by everyone. After injustice to Farkhunda, we witnessed other tragic events of violence against women of which the most recent and painful of them is the killing of little Mahsa and has doubled my grief for Farkhunda. My family and I, with our heavy hearts, send our deepest condolences to the family of little Mahsa and we share their pain alongside hundreds of other mothers who burn grieving for their children.”
Ms. Najla Rahil, Farkhunda’s defense lawyer also participated in the event, who as a conscious lawyer has always made the efforts in seeking just for Farkhunda. She stated about Farkhunda’s case in part of her speech:
“As you all know, four years back Farkhunda was mercilessly killed right here where we stand, which is not far from the police office and presidential palace. Farkhunda’s case could be labelled as a crime against humanity but today we are four years away from her martyrdom and there has been no justice yet. The judiciary system has forgotten about the case and today four years have passed and the case is being handed over from one province to another and from one court to the next.
Since when Farkhunda’s family choose five of us to defend the case, we referred to judicial institutions and we officially filed and presented our protests to the courts. We had requested to have access at the hearing sessions of Fakhunda’s case at the supreme court but unfortunately when the supreme court sessions were held, we were not invited and therefore weren’t present. We want Farkhunda’s murderers to be punished who are still free, all the military staff who neglected in respect to the case are free, not even one person is detained, except eight or nine people who are in prison, whose state we don’t know either, whether they are really behind bars or not.
We have repeatedly warned that if we cannot hold justice for Farkhunda’s case, we will witness other cases such as Mahsa and other women’s cases whose photos are in the placards here as well as hundreds of other cases.
Farkhunda’s case must be reviewed again because the revision of the case is related to the fate of all women in Afghanistan… and I, as Farkhunda’s lawyer, will defend Farkhunda’s case until the very last moment.”
A small girl named Meehan recited a short poem, titled “Smile My Mahsa”, which was written as a tribute to Mahsa.
SPA’s theatrical group performed a play portraying the atrocious killing of Farkhunda, which was well received by the participants. And at the end, 99% Band performed an instrumental piece dedicated to Farkhunda.