World Hazara Council wishes to express its deep appreciation to the International Criminal Court for providing the opportunity to the families of victims of murders, suicides, explosions and bloody fighting that have taken place since 2003 in Afghanistan to file their grievances to the court. Equally, the council wishes its gratitude to all members, friends, and activists who inside and outside Afghanistan thru their steadfast, voluntary and untiring efforts contacted the affected families and individuals and patiently filled out the forms, translated them and reviewed the documents.
World Hazara Council as a human rights organization worked steadfastly to present factual cases of brutal murders and violence that had actually taken place. This was only possible thru the full consent of the victims’ families and eyewitnesses which the council had the privilege of their cooperation. The council expresses satisfaction for the comprehensive cooperation it received from the victims’ families, affected individuals, civil activists inside and outside the country. The council, in renewing its satisfaction to the court’s decision in receiving the grievances, wishes to express its sincere desire for the court to decide in favor of launching a formal investigation into the violence and human rights violations and abuses perpetrated by individuals, groups and all the parties involved in the war in Afghanistan. The Afghans especially the victims’ families who have lost their loved ones and their properties and the survivors whose lives are permanently changed thru injuries and/or the loss of their limbs, want the court to pursue the noble course of providing justice. The Afghans, who rightfully consider ICC as the proper and only source for seeking justice, have pinned a lot of hope to the possible action of the court. They are anxiously waiting for the outcome of its decision.
World Hazara Council
February 2, 2018