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New attack by Pashtun Kuchis on Hazara people

Friday 10 May 2013

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Kabul Press, Friday, May 10, 2013: New attack by Pashtun Kuchis on Hazara people started from Nahur district of Ghazni. Reports say Kuchis are well-armed and have Taliban support. Many Hazara families forced to flee and Kuchis looted and burned their home.

Back to the primitive past: Pashtuns stoning, trampling with horses and burning their victims with impunity

A new documentary made by Hazara director Ali Mohammadi, seen by Kabul Press shows a hitherto previously unseen dimension to the spectre of Pashtun Kuchis crimes against Hazaras in Behsood and Daimirdad district of Maidan province in Afghanistan in 2007. In this 48 minute documentary, Hazara captives are shown to be stoned by Pashtun Kuchis who then rode horses on the victims’ bodies and finally incinerated by petrol.

Shockingly, the documentary also shows Hazara properties and homes looted and burned by Kuchis, when thousands of Hazara families attempt to flee to neighboring provinces like Bamian and Kabul. This is 2007, not the 1970s when Pol Pot was internationally condemned for enacting similar atrocities in Cambodia.

Also featured in the film are members of a government investigative delegation appointed by Hamid Karzai to visit the scene of these crimes, but instead of hearing testimonies from the victims themselves are seen defending the Kuchi perpetrators. Fully armed Kuchis stand behind them alongside Taliban symbols such as their white flag.

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