|History and Biodata
2. Previous Function:
Executive Director of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) (20130428)
Board member of the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA)
Head of Logar's Civil Society 8 (20191127)
Mohammad Musa Mahmoodi was born in Afghanistan. He is the Executive Director of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC). He is a committed Human Rights activist and lawyer with over 10 years of experience in the field of promotion and protection of human rights in Afghanistan. He has worked as Director of Bamyan Regional Office of the AIHRC and Deputy Country Director of National Democratic Institute for International Affairs (NDI) in Afghanistan. Mohammad Musa Mahmodi is also a board member of the Free and Fair Election Foundation of Afghanistan (FEFA). He holds a law degree from Kabul University and earned his MPA and MAIR from Maxwell School of Syracuse University, USA.
Mohammad Mussa Mahmoudi, the head of Logar’s civil society who in November 2019 (and and Ehsanullah Hamidi) released a report of sexual abuse of over 390 children and youth in Logar province, has fled the country over security threats. Research by Logar’s civil society alleged hundreds of sex abuse claims from male children and youth from six schools where the study was done. Mohammad Mussa Mahmoudi claimed that teachers, headmasters and local officials were involved in an abuse ring.
The National Directorate of Security (NDS) detained Mahmoudi, and while in their custody he and a fellow civil society member - also detained - released videos confessing - apparently under coercion - that they had exaggerated the abuse claims. The US embassy and other embassies and international groups spoke out against the "Soviet-style" tactics of the NDS and Mahmoudi and his colleague were released.
This comes as the Attorney General is still trying to complete the investigations regarding the issue in Logar.(20200125)