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Afghan couple stoned to death by Taliban

17 August 2010, 10:27AM Amnesty International has condemned the first Taliban executions by stoning carried out in Afghanistan since 2001. A couple were stoned to death on Sunday for ‘eloping’, in a Taliban-controlled village in Kunduz, northern Afghanistan, Amnesty International has confirmed. “The stoning of this couple is a heinous crime. The Taliban and other […]

How Settling With the Taliban Puts Women at Risk

Afghan women attend a rally for a presidential candidate in the 2009 elections.

by Tom Malinowski, Washington Director Published in: The Washington Post August 15, 2010 “If you had to choose between saving a girl’s life or enabling her to go to school, which would you do first?” This was Afghan President Hamid Karzai’s reply when I asked him last month if the rights of Afghan women might […]

In memory of Shaima Rezayee

Shaima Rezayee became a pop culture icon for Afghan youth, as the host of “Hop,” a music show on a private television network. Her appearances on the show, often wearing make-up and without a burqa, drew the condemnation of conservatives. Twenty-four-year-old Shaima Rezayee hosted a popular music show on Tolo TV. She was strong, independent, […]

I hate the snow

Mehdi’s Story Twelve-year-old Mehdi witnessed the death of his mother during childbirth in the winter of 2007. The family lives in Shahristan District in the central province of Daykundi. Their village, like most in the province, is many hours away from any health facility. With his arm around the shoulders of his younger sister, Zahra, […]

Hazara Human Rights Activist Dr. Sima Samar Talks at the Oslo Freedom Forum

In her talk at the Oslo Freedom Forum, Dr. Sima Samar explains how 31 years of war and invasion has forced Afghan society to become very conservative and unfriendly toward human rights and especially the rights of women. Samar describes how before the war, when she was young, she was able to study in a […]

The epic story of “Chehel Dokhtaraan” (The Fourty Girls) in Uruzgan

Chehel Dokhtaraan

The people of Ururzgan were justly and bravely defending themselves against the violent attacks by 120 thousand government troops with 40 thousand tribal troops recruited from the southern regions of the country. They were all led by Amir Abdur Rahman who was the ruler of Afghanistan at that time. When the people of Uruzgan lost […]

Oppression of Hazara in Afghanistan

Ms. Zareen Taj Womens & Human Rights Activist Zareen is from the Hazara ethnic group, the most persecuted ethnic minority in Afghanistan. As a child, she witnessed the Soviet invasion and occupation of her country and the brutal oppression and persecution of her people. She became a woman rights activist and advocate and spoke at […]

Afghan fears over a Taliban deal

By Lindsey Hilsum, Updated on 19 July 2010 As Afghanistan’s President Hamid Karzai moves to negotiate with the Taliban, International Editor Lindsey Hilsum travels to Bamiyan, to meet the female governor who fears that her people will be the ones “to have to make sacrifices”. Afghanistan’s only female provincial governor has a dilemma. Habiba Sorabi […]

Hazaras Hustle to Head of Class in Afghanistan

By RICHARD A. OPPEL Jr. and ABDUL WAHEED WAFA Published: January 3, 2010 KABUL, Afghanistan — For much of this country’s history, the Hazara were typically servants, cleaners, porters and little else, a largely Shiite minority sidelined for generations, and in some instances massacred, by Pashtun rulers. But increasingly they are people like Mustafa, a […]

Kuchi- Taliban Attack on Hazaras in Behsood

2008

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities

An open letter from the Hazara people around the world to international human rights organizations, international authorities and well-known personalities
Report on the Case of Conflict between Kochies and the Local People (Hazara) In Behsood (Hessa-e-Awal, Hessa-e-Dowm) and Diamirdad districts of Maidan Wardak province
Massacres of Hazaras in Afghanistan

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