Biden’s decision on Afghan assets unjust: Amnesty Int’l

Amnesty International said Tuesday the U.S. decision to divert half of Afghanistan’s money to victims of 9/11 attacks was “unjust” and a “mistake” and called on the U.S. administration to reverse their decision.

In a statement issued by the organization, Amnesty International said the money does not belong to the victims of the September 11 attacks on the United States.

“Amnesty International has long called for the compensation of the families of the victims and the survivors of the September 11th, 2001 attacks in the United States,” it said.

The 9/11 perpetrators must be held to account, but the money belongs to Afghans who are mostly suffering hunger, the organization stated.

U.S. President Joe Biden signed an executive order, dividing $7 billion in Afghanistan central bank’s reserves between aid and families of the victims of 9/11 last week.

The decision drew anger from Afghans, who called the move “theft” and “moral decay.”