18 May 2017

News Story: Corruption Weakening Security Sector, Says (Afghan) Attorney General

By Mirabed Joyenda

Afghanistan’s Attorney General Farid Hamidi said on Tuesday in Kabul that poor performance on the battlefields by Afghan security forces was because of the rampant corruption within these structures.

He said however that the Attorney General’s Office on the whole was committed to fighting the scourge.

According to Hamidi, the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) has investigated more than 900 cases of corruption in the past year and of these the court has ruled in over 400 instances.

He added however, that the issue in security and defense departments was a big challenge.

“Corruption within security and defense institutions is a reason for the success of the enemy. To help the security forces, it is vital to fight against corruption and corrupt people within the security departments,” said Hamidi.

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