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Month: June 2012

Rape Case, in Public, Cites Abuse by Armed Groups in Afghanistan

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New York Times, 1 June 2012 A young Kuchi women from Kunduz, in an extremely rare case, has gone public after having been raped as a result of an inter-family dispute, with possible involvement of a local ALP unit, and demanded that the perpetrators be punished.

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Visit Afghanistan’s ‘Little America,’ and See the Folly of For-Profit War

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The Atlantic, 1 June 2012 Read David Rohde’s long piece about USAID’s work in Helmand province, as it is forced to hire more and more contractors, even to oversee other contractors. With some reminiscences to the 1950-70s USAID project in the same province.

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AAN In The Media – June 2012

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The Taliban and Fear  The Diplomat, 26 June 2012 The Indian blog, in an article by Sanjay Kumar, quotes from Thomas Ruttig’s AAN blog about the Taleban attack in Kargha. Her er slakteren som overtar «norsk» provins Dagbladet (Norway), 25 June 2012 In an article reporting Dostum tightening his grip over the northern province of […]

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Khomeini Commemorations Met With Resistance By Afghan Youth

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RFE/RL, 1 June 2012 The website of the US-financed radio reports that young Afghans had protested in Kabul against the commemoration of the anniversary of the death of Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, some of them defacing and tearing down posters of the late Iranian supreme leader.

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