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Afghan protesters call for release of frozen assets


Afghan protesters call for release of frozen assets

Kabul, Feb 21 (Prensa Latina) Dozens of protesters have marched through the streets of Kabul opposing the US decision to preserve billions of frozen assets in Afghanistan for the 9/11 victims.
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On February 11, President Joe Biden signed an Executive Order allowing his administration to use $7 billion from the Central Bank of Afghanistan, frozen after Taliban took the power.

The Executive Order set down that the frozen money must be divided into $3.5 billion for Humanitarian Aid in Afghanistan and the same amount for a fund for the ongoing lawsuits of 9/11 victims.

A group of Afghan women gathered on Monday near the UN office in Kabul, urging the US court to reject any ruling on frozen Afghan money.

At the same time, several professors at Shaikh Zayed University in Khost province released a statement in reaction to Biden’s decision, calling it unfair and arbitrary.

Bamyan residents also took to the streets calling for the release of Central Bank of Afghanistan assets held in the United States and abroad.

Economic experts strongly believe Afghan currency will drastically lose value if frozen funds are spent for any purpose and are not returned to rightful owner.


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