|President Hamid Karzai|
Residence Kabul, Afghanistan
Political party Hezbe Wahdat
Name Ahmad Behzad
|Full Name Ahmad Behzad|
Vice President Afghan Parliament
Cabinet Cabinet of Afghanistan
Ahmad Behzad (Persian: احمد بهزاد) is the 2nd deputy of the Afghanistan Parliament. He is from Herat Province of Afghanistan and is an ethic Hazara.
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- Vienna Austria: Speech of Ahmad Behzad deputy of the Afghanistan Parliament
Vienna- Austria: Speech of Ahmad Behzad deputy of the Afghanistan Parliament
Ahmad Behzad was forced to leave Afghanistan and moved to Iran during the war with the Talibans. During his stay in Iran, he worked illegally and in bad conditions. When he returned to Afghanistan, he started to work as a journalist for Radio Azadi. Ahmad Behzad was instrumental in the progress of the Personal Status Law for Shi’ite Muslims in Afghanistan, the Media Code, and the Law for the Elimination of Violence Against Women.
Ahmad Behzad is pro US intervention in Afghanistan, and fears a civil war or the return of the Talibans if the US armed forces left the country. He however condemned the photos taken by US soldiers with dead Afghan bodies on the war field. He is proactive in promoting women's rights and standing up against conservative religious parties.