Here is Bamyan, Hazaristan. The Hazara still face systematic crimes such as discrimination by the Pashtunist government and genocide by terrorist groups including Pashtun Taliban, Kuchi and Daesh. In March 2001, Pashtun Taliban destroyed the ancient Buddha sculptures of Bamyan which were principal symbols of Hazara history and culture, and one of the most popular masterpieces of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity. However, the Hazara try their best to preserve their colorful (...)
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.