September 11 Attacks: Crimes Against Humanity

What You Can Do

  • Update, April 9, 2003:
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    Featured in the 2001 Human Rights Watch International Film Festival, the film Jung (War): In the Land of the Mujaheddin is available for community screenings for free by emailing The film follows the Italian NGO Emergency as they set up a hospital for victims of the war in Northern Afghanistan. Through this story, we glimpse the daily lives of the people of Afghanistan in the midst of the civil war.
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Afghan refugees in Pakistan, April 2001. 2001 Zalmai Ahad

Map of Middle East & West Asia, 84 Kb

Map of Afghanistan, 60 Kb

Key Human Rights Watch Documents on:

  • Afghanistan

  • Pakistan

  • Uzbekistan

    Still from Jung (War): In the Land of the Mujaheddin. © 2000 Fabrizio Lazzaretti/Alberto Vendemmiati.