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Heavy-Handed Politics

"€œGod willing, with the force of God behind it, we shall soon experience a world
without the United States and Zionism."€ -- Iran President Ahmadi-Nejad

Sunday, February 04, 2007

U.N. worried about Afghan rights abuses

Feb. 2 (UPI)

"The top U.N. human rights official voiced concern that a plan passed by Afghanistan's parliament could lead to human rights abuses going unpunished.

The national stability plan passed by Afghanistan's lower parliament "will undermine the process towards securing long term peace," said Louise Arbour, the U.N. high commissioner for human rights Friday.

Her statement called on the Afghan government to fulfill the commitments it has already made to ensure effective justice.

Those previous commitments include an Action Plan on Peace, Reconciliation and Justice launched by the Afghan President Hamid Karzai last year. One of the action plan's objectives is to end amnesty for human rights violations, Arbour's statement said.


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