Notorious “Butcher of Kabul” warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar pardoned by the Afghan government | Mic

In the ’90s, Hekmatyar served as Afghanistan’s prime minister and shelled civilians in Kabul as he attempted to establish political power. As many as 2,000 people were killed, with thousands more wounded. The “Butcher of Kabul” also has a reputation for assassinating his political adversaries.Human Rights Watch condemned Thursday’s deal, describing it as an “affront to victims of grave abuses” in the organization’s statement:

Source: Notorious “Butcher of Kabul” warlord Gulbuddin Hekmatyar pardoned by the Afghan government | Mic

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