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ConsAreLiars Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Aug-29-10 02:07 AM
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Afghan graft prosecutor 'fired'

A leading prosecutor in Afghanistan says he has been fired for refusing to block corruption investigations into senior government officials.

Fazel Ahmed Faqiryar, a former deputy attorney-general, told The New York Times newspaper that Hamid Karzai, the Afghan president, and his allies had blocked or stalled investigations into more than two dozen officials.

He said the probes included cases into cabinet ministers, ambassadors and provincial governors.

"He won't sign anything. We have great, honest and professional prosecutors here, but we need support," Faqiryar told the Times.
Afghanistan's government, financed with money from the US and Nato, is "widely regarded as one of the most corrupt in the world", the Times reported.

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Just a note for those who are thinking that "those people" are and were always inherently corrupt. You are wrong. and you are just another of the gullible propagandized masses with no knowledge, believing at least one and likely more of the many unsubstantiated lies that serve the imperial lords of the universe.

I was there twice before the US began arming and funding the crazies and corrupting and obstructing that nation's trend toward social progress. I was never asked to pay a bribe, not even a hint. Instead I was treated as a welcome guest and treated with great generosity. And I traveled on the ground, among the people, totally vulnerable, not via some insulated pre-programmed Disneylandish tour.
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