DEATH OF FORMER PRIME MINISTER MOHAMMAD HASHIM MAIWANDWAL

Created: 10/16/1973

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TMi GOVERNHEHT OFCTOBER THAT FORMER PRIME MINISTERHAIUANDHAC HAO COMMITTED SUICIDE IN HISMORNING.)

HASHEM HaIHANOWAL DID NOT KILLHAS TORTURED FOR MANY DAYS AND BEATEN TO DEATH WHILE QUESTIONED IN THE MINISTRY OF INTERIOR. THEBEATING OF MAIHANOUAL HAS ADMINISTERED BY ENGINEER

3. THE TWO OTHER ALLEGED LEADERS OF THE COUNTER-COUP PLOT, GENERAL KHAN MOHAMMAD (FORMER GOVERNOR OFND GENERAL ABOUL RAlAK (FORMER CHIEF OF THE ROYAL AFGHAN AIR FORCE) ARE ALLEGEDLY BEING TORTURED AND BEATEN SEVERELY IN ORDER TO EXTRACT CONFESSIONS. VERT RECENTLY GENERAL KHAN HQHAKMAD HAS, AT PRESIDENT DAUD'S ORDER. BEATEN, IN FRONT OF HIM AND THEN SEVERELT REPROACHED BT DAUD FOR ACCEPTING HIS AID IN THE PAST AND THENi THIS WITH CONSPIRACY, ADDITIONAL ARRESTS 0'"ANOAAl SUPPORTERS AND PERSONS

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named as friends oh contacts of those alrEadt arrested, are continuing. there is no indication as to the sentences that will be given to the main leaders of the plot,

4.among afghan

is much skepticism regarding ma ihandmal's suicide. there is also much regret and sorrow at his death. at the same time. theretrong feeling that maiwandwal had been involvedounter-coup plan, that he had been too hastt in trying to bringbout. and that he was in fact in collusion with government of pakistan figures.)

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