Taliban Stone Woman To Death In Afghanistan

RFE/RL’s Radio Free Afghanistan has obtained video footage from an eyewitness that appears to show the brutal stoning last week of a 19-year-old Afghan woman in the central province of Ghor. The two-minute clip shows a group of men throwing stones with increasing intensity at a covered individual crammed in a hole in the ground.…

Gunmen kill 13 Hazara passengers in north Afghanistan

Assailants shoot dead 13 Harazas travelling in vehicles in usually tranquil northern province, while sparing a woman. Unknown gunmen have killed 13 members of the ethnic Hazara minority travelling in two vehicles in a usually tranquil northern Afghan province. The victims, all male passengers, were plucked from their vehicles and shot dead from close range…

Letter re: Afghanistan Senior Official Meetings

Pauline Hayes Deputy Director, Western Asia and Stabilization Division Department for International Development United Kingdom Dear Mrs. Hayes, We write to you ahead of the Senior Officials Meeting (SOM) in September in Kabul to urge the United Kingdom to strengthen its support for the protection and promotion of human rights in Afghanistan through continued emphasis…