The Rule of the Gun

Human Rights Abuses and Political Repression in the Run-up to Afghanistan’s Presidential Election

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The election could be prove to be a historic event for a country that has, over the last twenty-five years, suffered Soviet occupation, civil war, failed governance, severe repression of women, and the vicious rule of the Taliban. The prospect of a future dictated by ballots, and not bullets and bombs, is a cause for great hope.
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