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HONOR MARTYRED WOMEN LEADERS, HOLD ASSASSINATORS ACCOUNTABLE
 

KABUL, 10 December 2012: Insurgent groups, criminal gangs and other armed actors have assassinated many Afghan women leaders but the Afghan Government and its U.S.-NATO allies have either failed or shown no willingness to hold the perpetrators accountable.

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THE CIVILIAN HUMAN COST OF THE WAR IN 2010
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Kabul, 1 February 2011: Armed violence in Afghanistan exceeded record levels in 2010 leaving catastrophic impacts on civilian Afghan communities, read an Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) annual report on civilian casualties of war in 2010 released today. From 1 January to 31 December 2010, at least 2,421 civilian Afghans were killed and over 3,270 were injured in conflict-related security incidents across Afghanistan. This means everyday 6-7 noncombatants were killed and 8-9 were wounded in the war. Read the press release
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CONFLICT KILLS, INJURES 14 CIVILIANS EVERYDAY
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Kabul, 12 July 2010: Almost six civilian people were killed and eight were wounded each day in conflictrelated incidents from 1 January to 30 June 2010, Afghanistan Rights Monitor (ARM) said today in a midâ€Âyear report on civilian casualties of war.In total, at least 1,074 civilians were killed and over 1,500 were injured in armed violence in the first half of this year; which indicates a slight – 1.3% â€Â increase in the reported number of civilian casualties of warcompared to the same period last year
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Rising Civilian Casualties Need Action Than Politics
Kabul, 16 March 2011: As war-related civilian casualties in Afghanistan hike to unprecedented levels since 2002, so are the communication shows by some Afghan and international entities in distorting facts and figures to serve their political and strategic purposes. Whilst Afghan civilians suffer the increasing brunt of casualties resulting from the intensifying armed violence, President Hamid Karzai, U.S.-NATO, the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Armed Opposition Groups (AOGs) are fiercely engaged in political blame games and in imparting misinformation.
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Kandahar Operation Needs Humanitarian Vigilance
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Kabul, 16 March 2010: As NATO and Afghan forces plan to conduct a major military operation in Kandahar Province in the coming months, ARM calls on UN agencies and other aid organizations to act vigilantly and draw up appropriate humanitarian response planning which should mitigate the most likely humanitarian consequences of the conflict.
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TWO AFGHAN CHILDREN KILLED IN WAR EVERYDAY IN 2010
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Kabul, 9 February 2011: About 739 children lost their lives in the conflict-related security incidents in Afghanistan from 1 January to 31 December 2010, according to figures compiled in an annual report of Afghanistan Rights Monitor
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Finish off Operation Moshtarak Quickly
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Kabul, 16 March 2010: As NATO and Afghan forces plan to conduct a major military operation in Kandahar Province in the coming months, ARM calls on UN agencies and other aid organizations to act vigilantly and draw up appropriate humanitarian response planning which should mitigate the most likely humanitarian consequences of the conflict.
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A QUESTION OF LEGITIMACY
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On 2 November 2009 Hamid Karzai was declared the elected President of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan by the Independent Elections Commission (IEC) for another five-year term. The IEC made its controversial decision after the second top presidential candidate, Dr Abdullah, who secured 30.59 percent of the total votes, withdrew from the race accusing the IEC of bias and partiality..
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DOSTUM MUST GO TO COURT NOT ARG
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Kabul, 25 January 2010: Hamid Karzai has reinstated Abdul Rashid Dostum in a top army post and has asked him to establish a central command unit within the National Security Council of the President’s Office, the Arg. Dostum has been accused of severe and large-scale human rights violations at least over the past two decades. Genenral Dostum’s armed militia, Junbish-e-Milli, has reportedly killed and tortured many civilian communities in Kabul and several northern provinces since early 1990s.
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