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ID:

354

Date:

2008-12-11

Headline:

As possible Afghan war-crimes evidence removed, U.S. silent

Reporter's name:

Tom Lasseter

Delay/denial:

No

Lawsuit:

Yes

Fees:

No

Media outlet:

McClatchy Newspapers

City:

Dasht-e Leili, Afghanistan

Summary:

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) sued for, and obtained, documents from three U.S. agencies describing allegations of a mass grave in northern Afghanistan. Late in 2001, over a thousand Taliban fighters allegedly were killed and buried at the location. However, the site, known to American and UN forces, was neither sufficiently protected nor investigated before substantial excavations removed much of the physical evidence.

Notes:

PHR sued after its FOIA request in 2006 was ignored. PHR subsequently received documents from the Central Intelligence Agency and Departments of Defense and State. See http://physiciansforhumanrights.org/library/documents-2008-12-11.html

Keywords:

war crimes, Afghanistan, CIA, Dostum, Taliban, NATO, UN, mass graves, evidence

URL:

http://www.mcclatchydc.com/homepage/story/57649.html


Agencies:

CIA
DOD
STATE

States:

US Terr./Other

Categories:

intelligence
military
national security


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