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Afshar Massacre 1993

A Hazara woman recounts how her husband was killed in Afshar, west of Kabul. Hundreds of innocent people from Hazara minority were massacred by forces of Sayyaf and Ahmad Shah Massoud in this area in 1993. Date: February 1993 Location: Afshar and Karteh Se, West Kabul. Majority of Hazara residents. (central Afghanistan – Hazarajat). Victims: […]

Massacre Stories of 2001

11 years on from horrific massacre of ethnic Hazara population in Yakawlang District of Bamyan by the Taliban; Abdul Wahid from Mandiyag Village; son of a victim still remembers those days which changed everything in his life. Wahid sitting near the mosque, where his father’s bullet pricked corpse was brought; said, “When Taliban captured Yakawlang […]

Afghanistan: Massacres of Hazaras in Afghanistan

Human Rights Watch I. SUMMARY This report documents two massacres committed by Taliban forces in the central highlands of Afghanistan, in January 2001 and May 2000. In both cases the victims were primarily Hazaras, a Shia Muslim ethnic group that has been the target of previous massacres and other serious human rights violations by Taliban […]

Taliban Kill 9 Members of Minority in Ambush

By ALISSA J. RUBIN KABUL, Afghanistan — At least nine Hazara men have been killed in an ambush in a remote area of central Afghanistan that is largely controlled by the Taliban, the police and a local representative of the Afghan intelligence service said Friday. The area where the attack took place is dominated by […]

Afghanistan: Massacre in Yakaolang

Media Advisory 28 March 2001 AI Index ASA 11/007/2001 – News Service Nr. 56 Afghanistan: Massacre in Yakaolang Amnesty International today issued a report on January’s massacre of over 300 unarmed men and a number of civilian women and children by Taleban forces in Yakaolang, in Bamiyan province. According to eyewitness accounts, Taleban forces began […]

Afghanistan: summary execution of civilians in Yakaolang

23 January 2001 AI Index AFA 11/001/2001 – News Service Nr. 013 Afghanistan: summary execution of civilians in Yakaolang Amnesty International today condemned the summary execution of scores of Afgan civilians by Taleban forces after their capture of the district of Yakaolang in December 2000. The victims, all male and as young as 13 years […]

Afghanistan: The truth must be exposed

News Service 159/98 AI INDEX: ASA 11/06/98 17 AUGUST 1998 The Taleban’s refusal to allow independent monitoring of the situation in the northern areas of Afghanistan — following the fall of Mazar-e Sharif and several other major towns to the Taleban last week — could serve to conceal the human rights violations in the area, […]

Afghanistan: Thousands of civilians killed following Taleban takeover of Mazar-e Sharif

AI INDEX: ASA 11/07/98 News Service 171/98 3 SEPTEMBER 1998 — FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Afghanistan: Thousands of civilians killed following Taleban takeover of Mazar-e Sharif Taleban guards deliberately and systematically killed thousands of ethnic Hazara civilians during the first three days following their military takeover of Mazar-e Sharif on 8 August 1998, according to new […]

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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