Afghan Biographies

Barikzai, Maulavi Maulvi Mohammad Mustafa

Name Barikzai, Maulavi Maulvi Mohammad Mustafa
Ethnic backgr. Pashtun
Date of birth
Function/Grade Supreme Court Judge
History and Biodata

2. Previous Functions:
Head of the Supreme Court's Islamic verdict department,
Head of the Supreme Court's documentation department,
During 2005 elections, he headed the Media Complaint Commission,

3. Biodata:
Mustafa Barikzai, a Supreme Court judge, was one of two Afghan members of the Election Complaints Commission EEC (20091012) , which was established to probe voting irregularities. He resigned quoting, he had been excluded from the body's decision-making for "defending Afghan and Islamic values." He claimed that the three foreigners on the panel — one Canadian, one Dutch and one American — make decisions on their own. Analysis (20091016: Afghan President Hamid Karzai's top challenger (Abdullah) in disputed elections on 20090820 alleged 20091013 the embattled head of state engineered the resignation of a chief fraud investigator to cast doubt over a process that may force a runoff vote. Karzai surprised by the negative intl. Echo on the resignation, has rejected (20091014) the quitting of Barikzai on the UN-backed Electoral Complaints Commission (ECC) and asked him to continue with his duties.

Last Modified 2011-03-26
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