Afghanistan denies asking UN not to publish rights report
Kabul: Afghanistan on Sunday denied that it asked the United Nations not to publish a report into rights violations in the country between 1978 and 2001.
It came after a Swiss newspaper, Le Temps, said that the UN had buried a report that accused Soviets, Islamists and US forces of "atrocities".
But Waheed Omer, spokesman for Afghan President Hamid Karzai, said: "The United Nations has not contacted the Afghan government regarding any such report."
"If the United Nations wants to publish a report from its headquarters and the (Afghan) government is able to prevent it, I think that is sort of an insult to the United Nations," he said.
The paper said the UN report "was deliberately suppressed by the United Nations for political reasons".
"The famous `mapping report`, which was finalised in December 2004 after a year of work, was supposed to be published in January 2005," the newspaper said on Saturday.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- CBSE Class 10 (Class X Board) Result 2015 on cbse.nic.in, cbseresults.nic.in at 2 pm
- Check cbseresults.nic.in, cbse.in for CBSE Class 10 X Board Result at 2 pm
- Rahul Gandhi takes another dig at NDA govt, says Manmohan gave lessons on economy to PM Modi
- Centre moves SC against Delhi HC order on LG's powers; hearing on Friday
- Delhi HC backs LG, turns down plea challenging Jung's authority