Afghan Biographies

Hotak, Abdul Rahman Mawlawi

Name Hotak, Abdul Rahman Mawlawi
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade AIHRC commissioner Afghan Independent Human Rights Commissio
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Deputy Information or Culture Minister  during Taliban time
Bonn Conference Participant (2011)
Head of the Afghan Organisation for Human Rights and Environmental Protection (AOHREP) (20120100)
AIHRC commissioner Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (20130619)

3, Biodata:
Mawlawi Abdul Rahman Hotak hails from Shinkay District, Zabul Province. He graduated from a Quetta (Pakistan) Madrassa and is allegedly close to Inter Service Intelligence (ISI, Pakistan).

Maulvi Adul Rahman Hotak, is said to have previously worked for the Taliban claimed the Civil Society and Human Rights Network (CSHRN)He said he had not been a Taliban fighter, just an editor of a newspaper published in Kandahar during the Taliban era. Hotak was working in a newspaper ( TOLO-e-Afghan ) in Kandahar province, after the Taliban came to Kabul, he worked in the Transport Ministry. After that, he was imprisoned for three years in Bagram prison and then released. During President Karzai's era, he became a member of the Ulema Council.(20130627)

Last Modified 2014-10-13
Established 2012-11-30