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Targeted killings surge in Afghanistan: Rights body

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Oct 04, 2020 - 18:43
KABUL (Pajhwok): The Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Sunday said about 945 people suffered causalities in targeted attacks during the past six months across the country.
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Bride killed in Nimorz; boy sexually assaulted in Jawzjan

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Aug 29, 2020 - 18:26
KABUL (Pajhwok): A woman was killed on her wedding night in southwestern Nimroz province and a six-year-old boy was sexually abused in northern Jawzjan province, prompting rights activists to demand investigation and punishment for the perpetrators...
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More focus urged on human rights in peace talks

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Dec 10, 2019 - 18:19
KABUL (Pajhwok): Speakers of a meeting in capital Kabul on Tuesday said human rights were not ‘a western phenomenon’ but Islam gave many rights to humans and the peace process should also be human rights-centric. The Afghanistan Independent Human...
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Women’s role in peace talks, national issues diminishes: Poll

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Apr 27, 2019 - 19:27
KABUL (Pajhwok): A survey conducted by the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) shows women ’s presence in peace negotiations, development and major national issues has weakened. Launched on February 6 and still underway, the...
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Level of awareness on human rights up in Kabul

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Apr 16, 2019 - 19:25
KABUL (Pajhwok): There has been a 26 percent increase in the number of individuals benefitting from services of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) in Kabul province. The number of female beneficiaries soared by 43 percent...
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Peace without women meaningless, says Samar

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Feb 20, 2019 - 23:57
KABUL (Pajhwok): Launching a survey on women ’s views regarding their say in the ongoing peace process, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) on Wednesday said the Afghan women should have ‘a meaningful and greater...
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UN renews call to protect human rights in Afghanistan

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Dec 10, 2018 - 23:50
KABUL (Pajhwok): Marking International Human Rights Day, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) on Monday renewed its call to protect and promote human rights and fundamental freedoms in Afghanistan. Underscoring the enduring importance of...
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‘Kangaroo courts pose threat to women’s lives in the north’

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Nov 27, 2018 - 16:25
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Rights officials say kangaroo courts pose threat to women ’s lives and rights in the northern zone in areas where the government’s writ does not prevail. Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) head for the...
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Rights body leadership accused of monopoly, ethnic bias

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Nov 14, 2018 - 18:46
KABUL (Pajhwok): Participants of a meeting in Kabul on Wednesday accused the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) leadership of ‘monopoly and ethnic prejudice’ and claimed 70 percent of shortlisted eligible candidates for the...
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Training on HR, gender to benefit 7,600 future teachers

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Aug 10, 2018 - 16:38
MAZAR-I-SHARIF (Pajhwok): Twenty lecturers from ten pilot Teacher Training Centres (TTCs) participated in a six-day workshop in this capital city of northern Balkh province and got familiar with a new teaching manual on human rights and gender. The...
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Human Rights: EU acknowledges Afghanistan progress

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May 05, 2018 - 20:44
KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union (EU) acknowledged on Saturday progress made by Afghanistan in areas concerning human rights, good governance and migration . The EU reaffirmed its continued support both politically and in terms of financial...
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UN envoy pins hope on revised Afghan penal code

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Dec 05, 2017 - 19:32
KABUL (Pajhwok): The United Nations (UN) on Tuesday hailed the revised Afghanistan Penal Code as an important step towards protection of human rights, but the Afghanistan rights body says many problems remain in the area.
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US concerned at widespread torture of Afghan detainees

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Mar 05, 2017 - 20:42
WASHINGTON (Pajhwok): The United States has identified widespread torture and abuse of detainees by government forces as ‘most significant’ human rights problems in Afghanistan . The State Department in its annual human rights report said the most...
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Allegations against Dostum be investigated: EU

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Dec 13, 2016 - 16:03
KABUL (Pajhwok): The European Union (EU) and a number of other countries have asked for a formal investigation into allegations of human rights violations and misusing of authority in kidnapping a tribal elder against 1 st Vice-President Gen. Abdur...
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Terrorism globally threaten human rights: Abdullah

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Dec 10, 2016 - 16:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): In addition to other issues, the most important obstacle in the way of achieving human rights is terrorist groups like Al Qaeda, Taliban and Daesh, CEO Abdullah Abdullah said on Saturday.
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‘Culture invasion a big challenge to human rights’

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Sep 05, 2016 - 00:28
JALALABAD (Pajhwok): ‘Substandard programmes ’ aired by television channels and mobile phone use has paved the way for women ’s rights abuses in eastern Nangarhar province, civil society activists and rights officials said on Sunday.
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HR commission seeks action over Faryab execution

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Jun 23, 2016 - 14:06
MAIMANA (Pajhwok): The human rights commission in northwestern Faryab province on Thursday condemned the execution of a man accused of planting bomb in Garziwan district, saying the perpetrators should be arrested. Two days back, a person whose...
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190 women killed in first half of this year

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Nov 25, 2015 - 17:29
KABUL (Pajhwok): At least 190 women were killed during the first half of the ongoing solar year and most of the killers remained at large, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said on Wednesday.
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Residents demand human rights office in Khost

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May 11, 2015 - 15:46
KHOST CITY (Pajhwok): A number of civil society activists on Monday demanded a branch of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) office in southeastern Khost province.
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More needs to be done to protect human rights: CEO

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Apr 08, 2015 - 18:21
KABUL (Pajhwok): Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday termed unity government’s efforts for protection of human rights unsatisfactory and stressed that more needs to be done in this regard.
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