Democracy Now: Claim: U.S. Ambassador Threatens Afghan Attorney General With Dismissal

In other news from Afghanistan, the top Afghan prosecutor has accused US ambassador Karl Eikenberry of threatening to have him fired unless he laid fraud charges against an Afghan banker. Attorney general Mohammad Is’haq Alko says Eikenberry told him: “If you don’t jail him, you must resign.” In a statement, the U.S. embassy didn’t deny Alko’s account, saying it had no comment.

~ by wheresthemic on June 30, 2010.

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