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Report Names Abusers in Afghan Wars

The first report to cover human rights abuses committed over the full two and a half decades of war in Afghanistan was released here on Sunday, identifying militia leaders responsible for some of the worst atrocities since 1978; many are candidates in the national elections scheduled for Sept. 18. “The point of the report is to name names,” said Patricia Gossman, who wrote the 180-page report for an independent research organization, the Afghan Justice Project. “To get information into the public domain is the only tool at this point available in the time we have in the next several months to at least ensure that there is some information about people that we believe have enough serious charges against them, that they should not be considered candidates for these posts,” she said. Full Story

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