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U.N. official urges Afghan war crimes justice

KABUL (Reuters) - The United Nations human rights chief has urged Afghanistan and the international community to do more to prosecute war criminals from more than two decades of devastating conflict that ravaged the country. snip

Hamid Karzai, elected in Afghanistan's first presidential polls in October, has had to act with great diplomatic skill to edge those warlords from power while retaining their loyalty to the Western-backed fledgling democracy.

But many of the 6,000 people surveyed by the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC) said abuses were still carried out, even under Karzai's government.

"The same war criminals are ruling the people," said one man.

"Even now, Karzai's government protects them," said a woman.


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