Posted May 02, 2018 08:12:16An upcoming documentary about the U.S. government’s decision to kill Taliban leader Mullah Omar is finally hitting theaters.
The documentary, titled The Murder of Mullah Muhammad Omar, was made available to filmmakers on June 5, 2018.
It follows the FBI, CIA, Defense Department, Department of Justice, and State Department’s investigation of Omar’s murder, as well as a subsequent federal indictment.
According to the trailer for the film, the CIA and FBI conducted the murder investigation, which was overseen by a special counsel appointed by former President Barack Obama.
The filmmakers say that the FBI had an “impressive” track record in investigating and prosecuting murders in Afghanistan, and that Omar’s case was the first such investigation.
The film also features an exclusive interview with Omar’s family, who say they believe his killing was justified.
“I have the utmost respect for the people of Afghanistan, the men and women who have put their lives on the line for us to protect,” Omar’s son, Mullah Abdul Rahim, said in a statement.
“I believe that justice has been served.
The American people have spoken and the truth has been brought to light.”
A US defense official told Reuters that the U,S.
has “no reason to doubt that this was an honest and just investigation.”
The FBI and Defense Department declined to comment on the film.
The CIA did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
The U.N. Special Rapporteur on torture, Dr. Ahmed Benomar, told reporters in October that he had doubts about the FBI’s investigation.
“In the United States, the FBI is a criminal institution and the investigation of all possible crimes by the FBI in the circumstances of this case was criminal,” he said.
“There is no basis in fact or in law for this investigation to be continued.”
Benomar is a former US intelligence officer who investigated torture at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, where Omar was held for nearly seven years.
He was fired by the CIA in 2016 after the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations accused him of having ties to a US torture company.
Benomars findings on torture at the Guantanamo Bay prison led to an investigation by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, which published a report in March 2017 that found that the CIA had conducted “cruel, inhuman and degrading treatment” in the detention facility.
The United Nations has repeatedly called for the CIA to stop torture in the wake of its own abuses at Guantanamo.
But Benomars report was widely criticized as a politically motivated witch hunt by right-wing politicians.