|History and Biodata
2. Previous Function:
Commander 444th Commando Unit (1978-1979)
Sadiq Alamyar, born 1951 in Afghanistan, was detained in Rotterdam on 20151027. He is a Dutch citizen now and is accused of having been the Commander of 444th Commando Force, an elite Afghan army unit during the communist government’s civil war against Islamist rebels, which authorities say “dragged large numbers of men and boys from their homes” before killing them. At least 1,000 men and boys are alleged to have been rounded up by government troops and shot dead in the Kerala area of Kunar province in eastern Afghanistan on April 20, 1979.