Mujahideen Victory Day is a political holiday observed in all parts of Afghanistan, falling on the 28 April each year. It commemorates the day when Mujahideen rebel forces overthrew Mohammad Najibullah's Communist Republic of Afghanistan in 1992. It is celebrated mostly by former mujahideen and by the Muslim people of Afghanistan. Some minority of Afghans are against celebrating the day because it marks the start of civil war.
Also on Victory Day 2006, parliament deputy, former communist and pro Soviet Malalai Joya stood to denounce so called mujahideen atrocities, and was threatened with death by other parliament deputies. Her claims were taken very offensive because of the fact that only a small number of mujahideen committed war crimes. Malalai´s comments once again proved her complete disregard for the brave men and women of Afghanistan who sacrificed everything to free their country. Reporters without Borders journalist Omid Yakmanish was beaten by two parliamentarians while attempting to film the debate.