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Ethnic Hazaras Fleeing Pakistan in Dangerous, Uncertain Journey to Safety

Ethnic Hazaras Fleeing Pakistan in Dangerous, Uncertain Journey to Safety

By Rabu, Father and brother of Sadiq Ali. (Photo: Naeem Sahoutara) Ethnic Hazaras say that over the past year, Taliban-linked militant groups have killed hundreds in their community, including women and children. Persecuted in their homeland of Quetta, in Pakistan, many from the Shia minority are fleeing the country, hoping to resettle in Australia. In […]

Afghan guards open fire at Kabul rally against Hazara deaths

By Associated Press KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Afghan presidential guards opened fire on Wednesday to disperse thousands of protesters marching outside the palace compound in Kabul to denounce recent abductions and killings of seven members of the Hazara Shiite minority. The shooting, which the Public Health Ministry said wounded seven people, occurred as some of […]

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Seven Kidnapped Hazaras Beheaded in Afghanistan & Two Hazaras killed in Pakistan

By Mohammad Ali Farhath On September 30, 2015, seven Hazaras, including a nine years-old girl, two women and four men were kidnapped while they were traveling from Jaghuri district of Ghazni province to Kandahar for medical treatment. At Gelan district of Zabul province, they were kidnapped by Pashton people who have been assisting the Taliban […]

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Desperate journeys: Persecuted Hazara flee Afghanistan

By Kevin Kusmez Facing discrimination and a lack of opportunity, ethnic Hazara are among those landing on the Greek island of Lesbos. Lesbos, Greece – The smuggler camp where Milad was waiting is ideally situated as a launching point to the Greek island of Lesbos. The island spreads out invitingly on the horizon with nothing […]

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TALIBAN vs. ISIS Hostility Race in Afghanistan: Hazaras The Main Victims

Hazara People International Network Ghazni: Taliban terrorists kidnapped 17 members of ethnic minority Hazara from a car in east Afghanistan, only a few days after they kidnapped and shot dead four Hazara students in the same province last Wednesday. Tuesday’s kidnapping in the province of Ghazni follow a spate of suicide bombings in Kabul last […]

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What Mohammad Omar took from Afghanistan that can never be returned

By Adam Taylor A combination photo of the 180-foot-high Buddha statue in Bamian, central Afghanistan on Dec. 18, 1997, left, and after its destruction on March 26, 2001. (Muzammil Pasha, Sayed Salahuddin/Reuters) The late Taliban leader Mohammad Omar played a major role in history. By giving Osama bin Laden and al-Qaeda haven after they were expelled […]

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Afghan fighters accuse Kabul of neglect in deadly battle with Taliban

By Ali M. Latifi Ibrahim, left, and Ali, two members of the Afghan Local Police, seen in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Sunday. (Ali M. Latifi / Los Angeles Times) With his weapon in one hand, Ibrahim answered his cellphone with the other. He was hoping the call would bring news of reinforcements for his Afghan Local […]

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The Epitome of Madness

By Ali Bator Only about 600,000 Hazaras live in Quetta Pakistan. They constitute only 0.33% of the Pakistan’s 182 million populations. According to the Hazara Democratic Party, just in the last 15 years about 1500 Hazara men, women and children have lost their lives, and close to 4500 have been injured, in 134 separate target […]

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Latest Taliban Kidnaping includes Two Women and a Child

By Mohemed Rizaee On June 8, 2015, the Taliban kidnapped four more Hazaras from Rasana. Rasana is small Pashtun populated area which is located in Gelan district, and it is controlled mostly by the Taliban. Gelan is one of Ghazni’s districts in Afghanistan. The hostages are two women, one child, and one man, a car […]

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Taliban Are Said to Target Hazaras to Try to Match ISIS’ Brutality

By ROD NORDLAND and JAWAD SUKHANYAR KABUL, Afghanistan — A wave of kidnappings followed by numerous beheadings of members of Afghanistan’s Hazara ethnic group have spread alarm and anger among a people who have historically been this country’s most persecuted.  The police in Ghazni Province on Sunday confirmed that four Hazara farmers who had been kidnapped by the […]

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