Kidnapped Afghan psychiatrist discovered lifeless, says report


A distinguished psychiatrist in Afghanistan who was kidnapped by armed males in September, has been discovered lifeless, in line with studies.

Dr Nader Alemi’s daughter Manizheh Abreen confirmed the information to The Guardian.

“Yesterday now we have paid $350,000 [£260,400] to the abductors they usually promised to launch my father right this moment. However this morning now we have obtained his lifeless physique as an alternative,” Ms Abreen stated.

Dr Alemi was the 66-year-old director of Alemi’s Neuro-Psychiatric Hospital, Afghanistan’s first non-public psychiatric hospital.

Based on the outlet, he was kidnapped on his approach house from work by a bunch of armed males within the northern metropolis of Mazar-i-Sharif.

On the time, Dr Alemi’s son, Dr Fardeen Alemi, stated: “Our foremost concern is that my father is affected by diabetes and he must take common insulin. We’re extraordinarily devastated about this example. My father has solely carried out honest service in the direction of the group and he is a superb psychiatrist and helped individuals in want.”

“He has all the time held this concept that I’ve to serve the individuals and that’s why he by no means left his nation,” he stated.

Affiliate Asia director for Human Rights Watch Patricia Gossman had, at the moment, known as on Afghan authorities to analyze the whereabouts of Alemi.

“If he has been kidnapped then these accountable must be held accountable. The Taliban declare to have the ability to convey safety, so they need to correctly examine what occurred and produce these accountable to justice, whereas additionally defending the rights of these accused of any wrongdoing,” she stated.

Dr Alemi’s hospital has handled 1000’s of Afghans, together with Taliban fighters, because it opened in 2004. His household revealed that he obtained a number of threatening calls months earlier than his abduction.