Afghan Biographies

Independet Electoral Complaints Commission 2014 (IECC)

Name Independet Electoral Complaints Commission 2014 (IECC)
Ethnic backgr.
Date of birth
Function/Grade Members and Background
History and Biodata



President Karazai through a presidential decree appointed the five members of IECC out of 15 people introduced by the selection committee," the government said in a statement. The five members are Abdul Satar Sahdat Abdul Sattar Saadat, Mrs. Rida Azimi Rida Azemi, Nadir Mohsini Nader Mohseni, Azizullah Aryafar and Payghumbarqul Doghan Paighambar Qul Doghan. (20130916). The five are reasonably qualified professionally, but there are allegations that they are too close to the Palace and the current, but out-going, vice presidents. Kandahar MP Naim Lalai Hamidzai said, "The president obviously chose his own people, those loyal to his circle.(20130919)

The new Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) members on 20130919 elected Abdul Sattar Sadat as head of the watchdog’s administrative board, Mrs. Reda Azimi his deputy and Nadir Mohseni as secretary.

The Selection Committee, set up to finalize a shortlist of eligible candidates for the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) membership, submitted the final list of 15 shortlisted candidates to President Karzai’s office on Wednesday. The list of candidates includes Reda Azimi, Dr. Najibullah, Shujauddin Shuja, Shafiqa Moaber, Abdul Satar Sadat, Abdul Jabar Hamidi, Sayed Aziziullah, Mohammad Jawad, Abdul Qayyum Ghayour, Amanullah Tajali, Nadir Mohsini, Azizullah Ariafar, Kazimia Mohaqiq, Sayed Farooq Omar and Payghumber Qul Doghan. Karzai will choose five commissioners for ECC from the list.(20140913)

More Background:
Three members of the Independent Electoral Complaint Commission (IECC) have studied law and political science, one graduated from history and geography and the fifth did masters in journalism and human rights.

3. Biodata:

Abul Satar Sadat, son of Abdul Jabar, was born in 1979 in northern Baghlan province, where he studied high school before doing his masters in law and political science from Kabul University in 2000. A poet and writer, Sadat established a cultural centre in Baghlan and worked as a civil society activist. He remained administrative board’s member of the Wolesi Jirga. Sadat was elected as the commission chief.

Mrs. Rida Azimi was born in 1969 in central Parwan province. She studied journalism at Kabul University and obtained a bachelor degree in human rights from Denmark.
She worked as editor-in-chief for a magazine named Women Rights, and was head of coordination office of Afghanistan-Pakistan, and had worked as deputy of rights and social justice of Afghanistan. She was appointed as member of Meshrano Jirga on reserved seat by President in 2005 and has been working as a commissioner of the Independent Election Commission (IEC) over the past one and a half years. She has authored three books namely “Women Rights in Islamic Countries”, “Domestic Violence Against Women” and “announcement is a crime”. Azimi was elected as deputy as of the IECC.

Nader Muhseni was born in 1978 in Yakawlang district of northern Bamyan province. He graduated from law and political science faculty of Kabul University in 2005.
Without giving details, he told Pajhwok Afghan News that he had obtained a master’s degree in law from a foreign country.
He has worked as head of the registration department at the Oversight and Anti-Corruption Commission and taught as lecturer at private education institutes including Katib, Tolo Aftab and Gharjistan in Kabul. Mohseni was elected as secretary and spokesman of the IECC.

Azizullah Aryafar was born in 1969 in central Parwan province and has acquired BA degree in law and political science from Kabul University.
From 1992 to 1997, he worked as director of publications for Afghan film and worked as publication manager at Radio Television of Afghanistan (RTA) during the interim government. Since 2009, he has been working as director of information and public relations at the IEC.

Paighambar Qul Doghan was born in 1954 in the Aaqcha district of Jawzjan province. After his high school, he graduated from history and geography from the education faculty of Kabul University. He was the translation department head at the Ministry of Education and was the chairman of carpet export union. He also served as district chief for Andkhoi, Darzabad and Qarqeen districts of Jawzjan.



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