Hazara Massacre Continues in Afghanistan

The July 23rd, 2016 attack on peaceful Hazara protesters was the deadliest attack since the fall of the Taliban regime in 2001. 107 Hazaras, the majority of whom were university students, were killed and over 500 others were wounded in a double suicide attack followed by a volley of gunfire by unknown gunmen. Although the…More

Dispatches: Afghanistan’s Afshar Agonies Remembered

by: Ahmad Shuja Twenty-two years ago, residents of Kabul’s Afshar district awoke to the sound of rockets launched at them from a nearby mountainside. February 11, 1993, marked the bloody dawn of the Afshar campaign, one of the worst mass atrocities of Afghanistan’s civil war of the early 1990s. Powerful militia-backed faction leaders systematically planned…More

Sorry Latifa, You are a Hazara !

by an Independent Journalist ; Muhammad Younas  It was a pleasant day in Lal-o-Sar Jangal, Ghor Province Afghanistan. Latifa was thrilled since morning because she was going to Kabul City with her husband today for the honeymoon. Her husband, Nauroz had already told her to get all necessary stuff ready by 10pm. Nearly a month ago,…More

The Truth Behind The Hazara Genocide

By Saif Khan Shia killings in Quetta, or call it the Hazara genocide, owe not only condemnation but also an explanation. How come that in a specific time in history of the province, its Shia citizens face a brutal massacre? Researches reveal that the causes have always been international political environment and the state policies…More

Presidential candidates vows to implement transitional justice

The presidential election candidates have vowed to take practical steps in implementing transitional justice against the war criminals in the country. Head of the Independent Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan, Seema Samar said the candidates presented their plans and programs on transitional justice during a summit to mark the human rights day. Samar further added…More

Top Afghans Tied to ’90s Carnage, Researchers Say

Kuni Takahashi for The New York Times A human skull and bones at a mass grave near the Afghan town of Mazar-i-Sharif. Such graves still litter the countryside. MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — The atrocities of the Afghan civil war in the 1990s are still recounted in whispers here — tales of horror born out of a…More