Afghan Biographies

Mohabat, Esmatullah Muhabat

Name Mohabat, Esmatullah Muhabat
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Ex-MP MNA
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Wolesi Jirga Member 2005 killed

3. Biodata:
killed 20051204. The 4 December killing of Esmatullah Muhabbat, who was elected to the People's Council (Wolesi Jirga) of the Afghan National Assembly on 18 September, has reopened questions regarding politically motivated killings in Afghanistan and the effectiveness of the country's disarmament program. It has also forced the Afghan authorities to suspend the current electoral law. Mohabat was a warlord in Laghman Province, east of Kabul, and was captured after clashing with U.S. forces in neighboring Nangarhar Province in 2004. He spent time in U.S. detention, suspected of having links to the neo-Taliban, before being released a few months prior to the September 2005 elections, in which he won one of four seats allocated for Laghman. Mohabat officially participated in the Disarmament, Demobilization, and Reintegration (DDR) in order to become eligible to appear on the ballot.

Last Modified 2011-04-25
Established 2009-10-12