KABUL – Alipoor was relapsed conditionally due to high support of the people, influential community leaders and mediations of Sarwar Danish, the Second Vice President on Monday evening, according to the Office of the Second Vice President.
The arrest of Alipoor by NDS on Sunday morning shocked the people and as a result they poured to the streets demanding the release of Alipoor for two days remaining on the streets.
By early Monday morning hundreds of people had already gathered on the streets, calling for the release of Alipoor, who was arrested by the National Directorate of Security (NDS).
Alipoor is a local commander in the central provinces, who according to protesters, has been fighting the Taliban in recent weeks in at least three provinces.
On Monday, Alipoor’s supporters came together in Pul-e-Sokhta area in PD6 in Kabul and called for his immediate release.s
The angry protesters said Alipoor has not been fighting government forces, but had been fending off the Taliban in parts of Maidan Wardak, Ghor and Daikundi provinces - under the structure of the local uprising forces.
The protesters also said they will not end their protest until government releases Alipoor.
“We want to know why Alipoor has been arrested,” one protester said.
“We will not stop our protest if Alipoor is not freed,” another protester said.
“He has not committed any crime, he was just fighting Taliban,” another protester said.
Kabul police chief Sayed Mohammad Roshandel told TOLOnews on Monday that protesters had set fire to police check posts in the area and were clashing with police forces.
Roshandel said a number of protesters had been armed and that over 20 security force members were wounded during apparent shooting incidents.
According to Roshandel, Alipoor is an illegal armed commander and was arrested on the orders of the Attorney General’s Office.
“He has been arrested on the orders of the Attorney General’s Office. He will be released after the investigations if he is proven innocent,” said Roshandel.
According to the witnesses Police has fired on the protesters in several provinces and tens of people have been wounded and about five people have been shot dead.
After the Kabul demonstration started, protesters also took to the streets in Bamiyan, Daikondi, Herat and in Mazar-e-Sharif, in Balkh province. They were also protesting against Alipoor’s arrest.
By early Monday, dozens of protesters were also marching through the city of Mazar for the second day.
(Tolo & DOA news)