Please read and share this press release from the Australian Afghan Lawyers Association
"The Australian Afghan Lawyers Association (AALA) is deeply concerned with the findings of the IGADGF Afghanistan Inquiry Report (the Brereton Report) in relation to alllegations that Special Air Services (SAS) personnel of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) murdered 39 Afghan.."
"..civilians in Circumstances that amount to war crimes. We call for due process to be adhered to and considerations for reparations for the families of those impacted. The Brereton Report's findings detailing the murder of unarmed, non-combatants is truly shocking.."
" particularly when the alleged killings appear not to have occurred during the course of battle. The Australian public expects the laws of armed conflict adhered to and the highest level of conduct and professionalism from its military personnel.
The Afghan people deserve..."
"protection from violence, not to be on the receiving end of it. Australian Afghan Human Rights Lawyer and AALA member, Diana Sayed states: "the details of this damning report are horrifying and dehumanising of the Afghan people and shows complete disregard for Afghan lives..."
..."We hope that this leads to justice and accountability for those impacted by these alleged war crimes and that this starts the process of healing for a country that has experienced a long and protracted history of war."
.."The allegations that children were deliberately targeted should be cause for alarm to all Australians and should raise serious concerns about the deliberate nature of the offences, a culture of impunity and the clout of secrecy surrounding these investigations."..
."We welcome this initial first step towards justice and urge the momentum in delivering justice to the victims' families to continue and that those responsible are brought to, account. We commend the Australian government for acknowledging the gravity of the Brereton Report's.."
.."findings and support the calls made by a cross-section of the community that the Australian government investigate and prosecute those responsible and consider a scheme of reparations to the victims’ families."..
."The Brereton Report has brought to light a significant breach of trust to the public's confidence in the SAS and ADF operations in Afghanistan. The war crimes outlined in the Brereton Report are in cause part of the many reasons why Afghans have been forced to flee their homes"
.."Afghans are one of the largest refugee populations in the world and these actions only further support the position that greater oversight, transparency and accountability is needed for military personnel who breach the laws of armed conflict."..
.."AALA is comprised of Afghan Australian lawyers from the diaspora community. Many of our members have been directly impacted and forcibly displaced by the atrocities of war, dating back as far as the 1979 invasion of Afghanistan by the Soviet Union during the Cold War.
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