Mursal Nabizada: UN chief Antonio Guterres on Monday demanded an investigation into the murder of former Afghan parliamentarian Mursal Nabizada. Mursal Nabizada was shot dead in Kabul on Sunday. “I can tell you that Secretary-General Guterres is appalled by the killing of the former member of Afghanistan’s parliament and her bodyguard,” said Stephanie Tremblay, associate spokeswoman for the UN chief, at a press briefing in New York on Monday. .”
Antonio Guterres has expressed his condolences to the family of Mursal Nabizada and wished a speedy recovery to the injured. Tremblay said, “The Secretary-General has demanded a quick, thorough and transparent investigation in order to bring the culprits to justice.”
bodyguard shot dead
Former Afghan MP Mursal Nabizada and one of his bodyguards were shot dead. According to the Kabul police, Mursal Nabizada was at her home in Kabul when unknown assailants attacked her during the night. Mursal was an MP in the US-backed government. The Taliban ousted the Ghani government from power in August 2021 after a long struggle.
Nabizada’s brother also injured
According to Kabul police spokesman Zardan, the attackers have not yet been identified and the reason behind the murder is not clear. Nabizada’s brother was also injured during the attack. However, his family has not yet commented on the incident. Mursal Nabizada, 32, was one of the few women parliamentarians who remained in Afghanistan after the Taliban seized power.
Nabizada was a resident of the eastern province of Afghanistan, she was elected MP from the capital Kabul in 2018. During the stay of the American army in Afghanistan, women had reached many key positions. Women even became judges, journalists and politicians, but after the Taliban came to power, many women left the country.
Apart from this, Taliban has imposed many strict restrictions on Afghan women. This includes even banning girls from studying in the university.