Karzai called the act a “crime against humanity.”
“I don’t think there’s a crime bigger than that even the most inhuman forces on earth can commit,” Karzai said.
The child was publicly hanged in the Taliban stronghold of Helmand province, a local official told The Associated Press
If this barbaric act doesn’t cause the Afghan people to rise up against the totalitarian regime of the Taliban nothing will. The world should know very soon if this act will bring about a political sea change in Afghanistan.
The Afghan parents have a choice to continued to have your children abused by the Taliban cult or to break free of it and extinguish its flickering light.
Sea change or see more suffering at the hands of the Taliban.
By Abdulhadi Hairan
KABUL–Taliban militants executed a 7-year-old child June 8 for “spying for the government” in the volatile Helmand province of Afghanistan.
Dawood Ahmadi, spokesman for the provincial governor, told Central Asia Online June 9 the insurgents kidnapped the child and hanged his body from a tree after killing him in the Sarwan Kala area of Sangin District.
“The innocent boy was not a spy, but he may have informed the police or soldiers about planted explosives”, Ahmadi said.
A resident of the Sangin District told Central Asia Online by phone, “The child was the grandson of a local elder; tribal elders, particularly those who support the government or the reconstruction programmes, often get killed by the Taliban in Afghanistan”.
Militants regularly kill students, teachers, women, and farmers on charges of spying for the government. Local residents claim foreign militants are involved in most of these brutal acts. Local officials say the militants do so to instil fear and terrorise the population.
They (Taliban) claimed he was “passing information to foreign soldiers.” “Afghanistan: Taliban ‘hang 7-year-old boy for spying’,” from AdnKronos International, June 9:
Lashkargah, 9 June (AKI): Taliban fighters have hanged a seven-year-old boy, claiming he was passing information to foreign soldiers in the volatile southern province of Helmand, the governor’s spokesman, Daud Ahmadi, told Pajhwok Afghan News.
“Volatile.” And why is that?
The child’s shocking murder took place in the Sarwan Qala area of Sangin district late on Tuesday. The boy, whose name was not immediately known, was abducted from the village of Heratyan, Ahmadi said.