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The ‘secret’ doctor on a mission to help Afghanistan’s women

By Horia Mosadiq, Afghanistan researcher at Amnesty International. “Nearly every woman in Afghanistan has a painful story to tell,” says Dr Lima, an Afghan woman who decided to take action after witnessing harrowing cases of rape and violence against women … Continue reading

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No justice for Afghan civilians killed by US or NATO forces

By Richard Bennett, Asia Pacific Director at Amnesty International In the early hours of 16 September, 2012, a group of women from different villages in Afghanistan’s eastern Laghman province set out to collect firewood. As they stopped to drink water … Continue reading

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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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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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“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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