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13 Dec 2003 description
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(Kabul, December 13, 2003) --The U.S. military should increase precautions and explain intelligence failures after two recent attacks caused the deaths of numerous civilians in Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch said today. In separate incidents, 15 children were killed by U.S. forces.

29 Oct 2003 description
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(New York, October 29, 2003) - A new wave of violence and intimidation is threatening the process underway in Afghanistan to draft a new constitution, Human Rights Watch said today in a letter to Afghan President Hamid Karzai.

23 Sep 2003 description
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Karzai Should Insist on Equality, Stand Up for Rights

08 Aug 2003 description
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(New York, August 8, 2003) Western governments should ensure that Afghan refugees are not sent home to face violence, extortion, political attacks, and abuse of women and girls, Human Rights Watch said today. Afghanistan is still too unsafe for many refugees, and many have signed up to return without an accurate picture of conditions in their homeland.

29 Jul 2003 description
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Report details threats to women's rights, freedom of expression

24 Jun 2003 description
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(New York, June 24, 2003) - President Hamid Karzai is failing an important test on freedom of expression in Afghanistan by allowing the continued detention of two editors of a Kabul newspaper on politically motivated charges, Human Rights Watch said today. On June 17, chief editor Sayeed Mir Hussein Mahdavi and deputy editor Ali Reza Payam Sistany of Aftab (The Sun) were arrested on the orders of Afghanistan's chief justice with the approval of President Karzai. The editors' arrests come as Afghanistan undertakes the vital public process of debating its future constitution.

30 May 2003 description
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Controls Urged for Trade Fueling African Conflicts

23 May 2003 description
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(New York, May 23, 2003) Australia would put Afghan refugees and asylum seekers at risk if they are returned to an unstable Afghanistan, Human Rights Watch warned today.

10 Feb 2003 description
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Future War Crimes Can Be Prosecuted

16 Jan 2003 description
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(New York, January 16, 2003) Newly announced rules on female education in the western Afghan province of Herat prohibit men from teaching women or girls in private educational courses and uphold strict gender segregation in all schools, Human Rights Watch said today. Because of a shortage of female teachers, the restrictions will result in a severe limitation on the ability of women and girls to receive proper education.