Etlat- Rooz (Translated by RAWA), December 8, 2021
Taliban claim “revenge” in Daikundi; “I was tortured because of my children’s membership in the judiciary”
He said the Taliban district governor had convicted Miramur of "corruption" and "murder" when his relatives joined the group
Mohammad Dawood, a civilian in Miramur district of Daikundi province, said he had been "tortured" by Taliban forces for membership in a boy, a girl and another relative in the provincial court and prosecutor's office.
Mohammad Daud told the daily Ettelaat-e-Rooz that people affiliated with Taliban's Esmatullah Salehi, the district governor of Miramur, had arrested him on the 14th of his house in the village of Barkar in the district.
He explained that these people had entered his house "under the pretext" of trying to get drugs and weapons: "They searched the house. [Then] they beat me and my wife and son… They beat my family [very] at home a lot. "I was later taken to the market and beaten in public."
He added that in the bazaar, Taliban forces kept saying that the man was a close associate of former and corrupt government employees. Mohammad Daud called the Taliban's move a "field trial" and said that the group's forces transferred him to Miramur district after beating him and insulting him in public.He also claimed that he was kept in a detention center for five days and nights, during which time the Taliban tortured him "cruelly": "One of my nails was pulled [with pliers] and the other, which they could not pull, was hammered (beaten)."
The effects of pulling his nails with a fork and pounding his other nail with a hammer can still be clearly seen. The wounds from pulling his nails have not yet healed.
The man also said that Taliban forces in the detention center also tore his soles with a stick.
On the other hand, he stressed that individuals affiliated with the Taliban district had urged Miramur to execute him. Mohammad Daud, however, said that instead of being executed, these people had taken 80,000 afghanis from him.
According to the man, the Taliban also tortured three other men in the detention center.
On the other hand, Mohammad Daud denied the Taliban's accusation of smuggling drugs and weapons against him. He said the Taliban had arrested and tortured him solely for the membership of a boy, a girl and another of his relatives in the judiciary.
He said the Taliban district governor had convicted Miramur of "corruption" and "murder" when his relatives joined the group.
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