Tuesday, July 29, 2003

HRW charges US backed warlords are creating a climate of fear in Afghanistan

A new report by Human Rights Watch charges that "the US-led coalition's support for warlords in Afghanistan is destabilising the country and could threaten next year's elections," according to the BBC.

"The United States and the United Kingdom in particular need to decide whether they are with President Karzai and other reformers in Kabul or with the warlords," says Brad Adams, the executive director of HRW's Asia Division.