In the name of Almighty Allah
The Statement of Civil Society and Human Rights Network/Organization
on forbidding of Afghan film “Madrasa”
Recently an premier and opening of “Madrasa” an Afghan film directed and produced by an Afghan talented producer Mr. Asad Sekandar was banned for opening. The film illustrates the social, cultural and economic hardships and daily difficulties of Afghan refugees and immigrants in the Islamic Republic of Iran. The film addresses the main challenges of Afghan state on the issue of refugees and displaced in the neighboring countries.
Segregation of such a critical film is against the International Convention of Civil and Political Rights and other human rights convention that Afghanistan state has ratified. This action is also against the values of Afghanistan constitution and the Afghan media law.
The Civil Society and Human Rights Network that consist of 92 members would like to ask the Ministry of Culture and Information of Afghanistan to interfere to this issue and permit the release of “Madrasa” film as soon as possible. The civil society of Afghanistan believe any kind of unjustified censorship on films will limit freedom of speech and freedom of media in Afghanistan.
Kabul, October 2011, Afghanistan