Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Friday, October 26, 2007

Hundreds of Afghans protest poppy cultivation

Farmers and tribal elders congregated on Wednesday to rally against poppy cultivation in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar Province, Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty reported today, citing Pajhwak Afghan News.

The protest transformed into a public meeting, where residents and tribal leaders spoke out. One resident emphasized citizen demands for alternative livelihoods, while the residents of Chaparhar district unanimously pledged to stop cultivating poppies.

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