Reuters photojournalist Siddiqui's family moves ICC against Taliban leaders
Danish Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was killed at Spin Boldak, a town near the Afghanistan- Pakistan border during crossfire between Afghan and Taliban forces.
New Delhi: The parents of the Indian based, Reuters photojournalist, Danish Siddiqui who was killed in a Taliban attack in Afghanistan last year has approached the International Criminal Court (ICC) against the terrorist outfit Taliban for justice.
Siddiqui, a Pulitzer Prize winner, was killed at Spin Boldak, a town near the Afghanistan- Pakistan border during cross fire between Afghan and Taliban forces.
Siddiqui's family lawyer, Avi Singh said that Siddiqui's parents were seeking legal action against six Taliban leaders and other unidentified commanders of the Taliban. The petition has been filed before the ICC, the petition seeking justice for the brutal killing of Siddiqui.
Siddiqui was based in New Delhi and had travelled to Afghanistan to cover the Taliban campaign to retake the country like the United States and its allies were withdrawing their forces to end their 20-year-long war there.
Siddiqui, 38, was "illegally detained, tortured and killed by the Taliban, and his body was mutilated," Singh and his family said in a statement issued before the news conference, NDTV reported.
In August, Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid denied reports that Siddiqui was captured and executed, rejecting the assertions of the Afghan security forces and Indian government officials as "completely wrong".