Afghanistan: Where's the Good Part?

Where's the Good Part?

A funny thing happened to Felix Ermacora's report to the United Nations on human rights violations in Afghanistan. The document, the result of a two-week stay by the Vienna University law professor among Afghan refugees along the Pakistani border, catalogs intensified Soviet military operations, continued air raids by occupying Soviet forces against civilian targets, the use of gas and chemical weapons and booby-trapped toys, and torture -- supervised by Soviet observers -- in Afghan prisons.

But the twelve-page section of the report detailing the most serious accusations was in a separate appendix from the main text. U.N. officials told Ermacora that...

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