VP Dostum to ‘return home within a week’

First Vice-President Abdul Rashid Dostum will return to Afghanistan within a week, after being in Turkey for medical checks-up, officials said on Tuesday.

Dostum left for Turkey in May for medical treatment amid accusations of ordering his security guards to torture and rape a political rival, Ahmad Ishchi.

“We are optimistic that that Gen. Dostum return to Kabul within the end of this month and will continue his efforts in the power- sharing government,” said the Vice President’s Spokesman, Basir Ahmad Tayenj.

It said that Dostum will announce the formation of “Coalition for Salvation of Afghanistan” after returning to Kabul. Some lawyers believe there is no any legal issue in front of Vice-President Dostum to do not return to his homeland.

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