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Charges That Some Are Above Law in Afghanistan

Last week, an Afghan warlord in northern Takhar Province stormed the office of a local judge and brutally beat him for allegedly not signing papers that would have given the local commander several acres of illegal land. The judge is reported to have been hospitalized because of the attack.   Afghan President Ashraf Ghani ordered the arrest of the local commander and vowed to put him on a public trail. He made the promise during a meeting with a group of Afghan journalists in the...

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