Thursday, March 01, 2007

Afghanistan: Amnesty Bill Could Threaten Faith In Democracy

February 2, 2007 (RFE/RL) -- The lower chamber of Afghanistan's parliament passed a bill on January 31 that would grant immunity to all Afghans involved in war crimes during the last quarter century. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) warns that the legislation -- if approved by the upper chamber of parliament and signed by President Hamid Karzai -- could mean failure for the process of national reconciliation.


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