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Thursday, March 02, 2006

Afghan citizens to NGOs: Your help brings Taliban's wrath to our villages

March 2, 2006

The New York Times published a piece today about the Taliban's still strong presence in Afghanistan, especially in the southern part of the country.

Disturbingly, according to the Times' account:

"In the villages, people are asking foreigners and nongovernmental organizations not to come around anymore, not because they do not need the aid, but for fear of reprisals from the Taliban, aid workers and villagers said."

As LCHR has previously reported on its blog, one method used by the Taliban as retribution is school burning, and 200 schools remain closed in Afghanistan out of fear.


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