Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, August 01, 2006

New Chief Justice Approved by Afghan Parliament

According to Radio Free Europe, “legislators in the Afghan National Assembly approved President Hamid Karzai’s proposed nominee for a new chief justice on July 31”. The report says that “Abdul Salam Azimi, a U.S.-educated technocrat, will replace a religious conservative as Afghanistan’s top judge.” RFE reports that “Azimi, known for wearing a tie among political figures who tend to favor robes and turbans, was previously a professor at the University of Arizona.” Azimi “was previously Karzai’s legal adviser, and served for a time as education minister.”

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