Thousands of Afghans Held Without Trial in ‘Telephone Justice’ System

For the rich and well-connected, the Afghan criminal justice system is remarkably convenient, with a simple phone call to an influential police officer or judge usually sufficient to ensure release without any formal charges, even for those arrested under severe circumstances. But the UN warns that for poorer citizens, the situation is far more onerous.

Webmaster's Commentary: 

"Democracy" in Afghanistan: you've just gotta LOVE IT!!!

No wonder the average Afghani thinks its government is so collectively crooked that it has to screw its socks on in the morning.

When Karzai's government makes the Taliban look good to the Afghani people,
that's a really dicey commentary on US foreign policy to date.

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