Category Archives: Afghanistan

Election fever grips Afghanistan

By Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Afghanistan Researcher, @Hmosadiq I came back from Afghanistan this Tuesday from a three-week research trip that showed me both the best and worst of the country. In the early hours of 20 March, I found … Continue reading

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The Taliban ring in another Afghan New Year with renewed attacks on civilians

By Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Researcher on Afghanistan, in Kabul As soon as I told my family I was planning to return to Afghanistan at this time of year, they started to worry. Every year around now – Nowruz, when … Continue reading

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What you didn’t know about the real Afghanistan

By Maya Pastakia, Afghanistan Campaigner at Amnesty International It is one of the most dangerous places in the world, following more than three decades of war. Terrorist groups remain a force to be reckoned with, and its human rights record … Continue reading

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Afghanistan’s ‘war on women’

By Horia Mosadiq, Afghanistan researcher at Amnesty International. Her body ridden with bullets and left on the outskirts of Paktika province in Afghanistan, Sushmita Banerjee’s killing was horrifying but, sadly, not surprising. The Indian woman had escaped captivity under the … Continue reading

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“I survived three suicide bombings”

Maliha, an Afghan woman now living in Sydney, tells her experiences of the impact of the uncontrolled trade in arms. It was late at night in 1993, and we were asleep. Suddenly we woke to the sound of an airplane … Continue reading

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