The testimony cited in that Keith Eldridge tweet, when combined with media interviews of Alkozai victims, indicates that the neighbor to the east
of Haji Mohammad Naim's home (the two homes share a wall
) may have been attacked before anyone was shot at the Naim home (including his neighbors to the west
who fled to Naim's). Naim's November, 2012 Article 32 testimony
likewise indicates that Naim saw neighbors from the east
(apparently two girls and a woman)
come running to his home screaming that Naim's east-side neighbor Haji Nazar Mohammad and Haji Nazar's 2-year-old daughter Tora/Khatima (and an infant son?
) had been killed - before
Naim saw a soldier with a light on his head jump the wall of his yard
and shoot him three times at close range. Just one witness - apparently the same young girl
who's been interviewed only by Australia's public broadcaster SBS-TV
- has testified (for the defense at the Article 32 hearing) about the murder at their home of her father Haji Nazar Mohammad (and his 2-year-old daughter Tora/Khatima). Although no reporting I've seen indicates that "Noorbinak"
was ever publicly questioned about the death of her younger sister Tora, these tweets
reveal that the stipulated facts
read aloud at this hearing state that Tora/Khatima screamed at the soldier assaulting her father
, before she and Haji Nazar Mohammad were both shot and killed
. Tora's mother, the eyewitness widow of Haji Nazar Mohammad, has never testified or been interviewed.
Samiullah, an adult nephew of Haji Nazar Mohammad, says of his 2-year-old cousin Tora/Khatima (who was reportedly
never photographed before her death): "She was precious."
The next tweet includes a photograph of the young girl "Noorbinak"
(shot in the leg) who Yalda Hakim
interviewed for Australia's DatelineSBS in March, 2012; no one by that name testified at the Article 32 hearing, but the testimony of a young girl named "Robina," who described the murder of her father, seems to match Noorbinak's story as told to DatelineSBS eight months earlier - including the fact that in Noorbinak's/Robina's yard, abutting
Haji Mohammad Naim's, there were multiple soldiers ("the others were standing in the yard, holding lights," Noorbinak
told Yalda Hakim in March; or as American reporters described Robina's
sworn November testimony to the Article 32 hearing by video link,
there were “a lot of lights”
: “It almost made it like daylight,”
she said. “There were too many lights.”