March 6, 2015, New York, NY. IJN is deeply saddened to learn that unknown assailants detonated a bomb outside the Kabul office of the Afghanistan Human Rights Organization (“AHRO”) yesterday. AHRO is a groundbreaking organization doing courageous work in the face of consistent danger and intimidation, and serves as a prominent and public voice for human rights in Afghanistan. Despite this attack, the organization remains committed to maintaining its active presence in the Afghan media. “AHRO is resolute to continue its struggle for the promotion and protection of the human rights of Afghans and not to bow to such timid efforts,” says Lal Gul, Executive Director of AHRO. IJN has worked closely with AHRO for the past 10 years in representing victims of human rights abuses and their families, and stands in solidarity with AHRO in the face of this vicious attack.