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Danish Siddiqui’s family has taken Taliban commanders to the International Criminal Court (ICC)

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            On Tuesday, the family of Pulitzer Prize-winning Indian Photographer Danish Siddiqui, who was slain in Afghanistan last year, filed a formal complaint with the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate his death and bring the Taliban’s leadership to trial for “committing war crimes”.

Last July, while embedded with Afghan security forces in a struggle for control of the Spin Boldak near the Pakistan border, the 38-year-old Reuters journalist was killed in an ambush by the organisation.

The family of Thomson Reuters photojournalist Danish Siddiqui has filed a complaint against six Taliban commanders at the International Criminal Court (ICC). The Taliban allegedly tortured and executed him before mutilating his body. Thomson Reuters expressed “great sadness” at the passing of “an exceptional journalist and a much-loved colleague”. Last August, Taliban spokesperson Zabihullah Mujahid refuted rumours that Siddiqui had been kidnapped and murdered, calling Afghan security forces and Indian government officials’ assertions “absolutely false”.

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