IECC receives more than 11,000 complaints during elections

Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) says it has registered more than 11,000 complaints during the parliamentary elections last Saturday.

The IECC on Friday said that there are various types of complaints and that it will take them about a month to address them including 15 days for complaints lodged from Kabul and 15 days more for complaints received from other provinces.

Ghulam Dastgeer Hedayat, a member of the IECC said that they have received 11,200 complaints during the elections that the figures might change.

The election observers, however, said that the IECC was not capable of addressing the complaints in the set timetable.

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AIHRC refers names of seven electoral candidates to IECC

Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) has submitted the names of seven electoral candidates who are suspected of crimes against humanity and violating the laws to the Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC).

The AIHRC officials urged IECC to seriously investigate the cases and do not allow the suspects succeed in the parliamentary elections.

IECC has registered 670 electoral complaints so far which 200 of them are crimes against humanity and violation of Afghanistan constitution.

“The decision of removing such individuals will be taken in a special commission,” Ali Reza Rohani, IECC secretary said.

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IECC registers over 600 complaints against candidates

The Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) on Tuesday said it has registered at least 600 complaints against candidates who are hoping to run for parliament in the October 20 elections.

IECC secretary Mohammad Reza Rouhani said that complaints were also filled against candidates who have links with illegal armed groups and that a special commission will investigate these allegations.

If complaints against the candidates are found to be legitimate and true, their names will be dropped from the list, said the IECC.

“The special commission has started its work. Some of the complaints are filed against individuals who either have links with illegal armed groups or who are in some way related to these acts; these complaints will be probed by the special commission,” said Rouhani.

According to the IEC, 2,691 candidates, including 404 women, have filed nomination forms as candidates.

“The complaints commission will investigate the matter and if anyone is found guilty their name will be dropped from the list,” said IEC secretary Sayed Hafiz Hashemi.

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