Afghanpaper (Translated by RAWA), December 26, 2012
US Special Forces Accused of Raping Afghan Women During Raid
The commander of the US soldiers warned the people of the village that this crime will be repeated should they complain to the authorities
Special forces of the US army raided houses of villagers and separated the men and women of 15 families living in this village. They then raped a number of these women.
According to a report in the political section of the Afghanpaper, authentic reports given by the people state that special US forces raped a number of women in a village of Afghanistan, after attacking it.
US Special forces based in Afghanistan, raided a village in Chahar Bolak area of Balkh province at night, some days back (we apologize for not naming the village for certain reasons), and committed a horrendous crime. They raided houses of villagers and separated the men and women of 15 families living in this village. They then raped a number of these women.
The commander of the US soldiers warned the people of the village that this crime will be repeated should they complain to the authorities.
Since the occupation of our country by US forces in 2001, reports of the raping of Afghan women and girls by US soldiers has been reported by the media several times, but unfortunately no legal action has been taken by the government in any of the cases.
Some time back it was revealed that in several isolated provinces, forces under US supervision, mainly the US soldiers, took the money and belongings of the people without reason or explanation.
Till now, several reports have been sent about foreign forces forcefully taking away the money and personal belongings of Afghan residents with no explanation, and no one is ready to stand up to them. Many of these people faced violations and complained to government organizations, but the officials have refrained from taking any action against the US soldiers and NATO forces.
Indifference of authorities, bullying and rogue acts of foreign soldiers on the one hand, and the invasion of privacy by the Taliban on the other, has led to the deterioration of security in this isolated province and extremely worried the people.
What has the government done about these heinous acts? Like always, nothing! Most of the media outlets do not dare to report these crimes from fear of judicial officials and hunt by foreigners.
However, this hardly comes as a surprise from a government supported by the west, which is sitting silently in the face of raping and bullying by US forces and its creations, the Taliban.
Now you decide: these innocent suffering people are raped by foreign forces, what is sacred to them is insulted, they are bullied, they are threatened by the Taliban as well, and they see no good from the government, what should they do?
Originally published on Dec. 2, 2012
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