Human Rights Watch calls for sanctions against new Afghan defence minister

FILE PHOTO: Asadullah Khalid speaks to the media in the Arghandab district of Kandahar province in this June 20, 2008. REUTERS/ Ahmad Nadeem/Files/File Photo

KABUL (Reuters) – International rights group Human Rights Watch (HRW) has urged major donors to impose sanctions on Afghanistan’s newly appointed acting defence minister over alleged war crimes and human rights abuses. President Ashraf Ghani’s decision last month to appoint the fiercely anti-Taliban Asadullah Khalid prompted an outcry from human rights organisations which accuse him […]

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