London, UK, March 27 2009 – Today, a delegation of Hizb ut-Tahrir handed over an open letter to Mohammed Fared, First Secretary, Afghan Embassy in London. The open letter – from Hizb ut-Tahrir Afghanistan – declares the arrests and torture of Hizb members by the Afghan government and especially the Afghan intelligence agency NDS (National directorate of Intelligence) as against the Islamic values and urges the Afghan authorities to refrain from such persecutions.
The delegation was led by Taji Mustafa, media representative of Hizb ut-Tahrir Britain. The letter for the Ambassadror which was written in four different languages Arabic, English, Persian and Pashto and was handed over to the embassy’s first officer.
In this open letter Hizb has detailed the objective and political methodology of the party and the increasing popularity of the Hizb political activities among the Muslim mujahid people of Afghanistan. Hizb has mentioned in the letter that authorities of Afghan government and NDS has showed hostile reaction to the party’s call for Khilafah and NDS arrested member of Hizb ut-Tahrir Assadullah son of Juma Khan from Kapisa province on 12 March and immediately afterwards arrested another person without any legal justification. Similarly Afghan government which proclaim to be the champion of freedom of expression and claims that it is against all type of torture, but has resorted to the extreme harassment and torture of the Hizb’s members. In the open letter, Hizb has warned the Afghan rulers of the torment of Allah (swt) on the Day of Judgment and urged them to release the members, seek official apology from the party and refrain from such activities in the future. In the end Hizb reiterated its commitment that no amount of torture or persecution can cause it to deviate from the path of the re-establishment of Khilafah.