Afghan Female Senator Allegedly Linked To Kidnapping
February 23, 2012
by RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan
KABUL -- The office of Afghanistan's Attorney General alleges that female Senator Fawzia Sadaat has links with a criminal group involved in kidnapping.
Deputy Attorney General Rahmatullo Nazari said the office had sent a letter to the senate on February 23 asking it to strip Sadaat of her immunity to pave the way for launching a criminal probe against her.
According to Nazari, prosecutors have obtained documents indicating Sadaat's association with a criminal group allegedly led by her brother, who is currently under arrest.
Sadaat denies the allegation.
Copyright (c) 2012. RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.
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