Afghan Rights Advocate Slain in Market Bombing

29.01.11

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by DAVID AXE

This just in from Una Moore at U.N. Dispatch:

Prominent human rights advocate Hamida Barmaki and her entire family were among at least 14 people killed when a Taliban suicide bomber blew up a crowded supermarket in Kabul on Friday.

Barmaki was a commissioner at the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, a passionate activist for the rights of Afghanistan’s women and children, and a law professor at Kabul University. She was killed with her husband, Massoud Yama, a doctor, and their four young children.

Afghanistan’s community of human rights defenders is reeling.

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3 Responses to “Afghan Rights Advocate Slain in Market Bombing”

  1. Kanani says:

    This is horrible news. The very people we need to rebuild that country are gone. A tremendous loss.

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  3. Prestwick says:

    A bitter blow for a beleaguered country.

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