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Afghan parliament passes amnesty law

Afghanistan’s lower house of parliament on Saturday voted into law a revised resolution calling for an amnesty for groups suspected of perpetrating war crimes during a quarter century of fighting, but also recognizing the rights of victims to seek justice. The revised resolution does not protect individuals from prosecution for war crimes, so long as their alleged victims are prepared to raise charges — placing the burden of proof on those who suffered rather than the state. Full Story

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