By: Mullah Abdul Sallam Zaeef for VT
Former Afghan Ambassador to Pakistan
I read the painful letter from our brother Asadullah Haroon (an Afghan national), who has been in Guantanamo detention center for the past 13 years. In addition to brother Asadullah, Brother Abdur Rahim (an Afghan) is also in Guantanamo. Both are spending their days in misery, agony and have got no clue about their future.
For all Afghans, it’s a really painful story and more importantly a shameful ordeal. How can we, as human beings, ignore such a suffocating and appalling condition?
What is quite tragic is the fact that both brothers are expecting our help and assistance from Afghanistan; So far, our response has been zilch! They are losing hope!
I call on all international human rights organizations to raise the voice of the voiceless.
Most importantly & specifically, I am calling on the authorities in the United States to end the sufferings of these individuals.
The United States has recently pressured both Kabul and the Taliban to release prisoners. Yet, they continue to hold Afghans in detention.
It is now time to release both brothers Asadullah & Abdur Rahim for the sake of peace.