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Warlords in Afghan Vote Concerns Groups

Human rights groups accuse his fighters of killing civilians, raping women and plundering at will during Afghanistan’s civil war, yet Abdul Rasul Sayyaf will be among several reputed warlords running in Sunday’s parliamentary elections. Twenty-one other candidates were disqualified Monday for allegedly having continued ties with militias, but rights activists fear the presence of Sayyaf and others on the ballot means the key step toward democracy may be undermined by the very men it is trying to marginalize.Full Story

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