Soviet-Afghan War

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Justice can be brutal in Afghanistan. Claims Malawi Abdul Bari, the ‘hanging judge’ of Kandahar: “I have ordered the execution of 6000 – 7000 prisoners and the chopping off of 1000 hands. Says Mohammad Juma, the judge’s timid chief executioner, “I behead them with a blow from my axe. I also kill prisoners by shooting and stoning to death.” – Mohammad Juma, chief executioner