Kabul Press: The official exam results for admission to military university of so-call country Afghanistan reveal systematic racial discrimination against the Hazara. While the Hazara students with top exam results cannot gain admission, the Pashtuns gain admission with the worst exam results. For instance, in Oruzgan, a Pashtun student with exam result 132 gains admission, but in the same province a Hazara with exam result 312 cannot.
Oruzgan is a Hazara native land which is invaded by (...)
Journalist under death sentence moved to Kabul ahead of his appeal
Reporters Without Borders
Saturday 29 March 2008
Reporters Without Borders welcomed the transfer to Kabul yesterday ahead of his appeal hearing of young Afghan journalist Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh, who has been sentenced to death.
His brother, Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi, had voiced his anxiety at a press conference at Reporters Without Borders’ Paris headquarters on 11 March, about threats to his brother, who was locked up with criminals and terrorists in Mazar-i-Sharif in northern Afghanistan.
His request for transfer to Kabul has finally succeeded, allowing Sayed Perwiz Kambakhsh to be separated from other detainees in the vast Pul-e-Sharkhi jail, in the east of the capital. His transfer to Kabul has given rise to hopes that his appeal will not be influenced by religious fundamentalists, as was the case when he was sentenced to death for "blasphemy" by a court in Mazar-i-Sharif, on 22 January 2008.