Document - Afghanistan: Bonn II: Don't sacrifice human rights in Afghanistan exit

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL MEDIA ADVISORY 1 December 2011

Index: ASA 11/008/2011

Bonn II: Don’t sacrifice human rights in Afghanistan exit

On December 5, the international community meets in Bonn to discuss the future of Afghanistan. Ten years since the first Bonn conference, Amnesty International is calling on the international community to stand by commitments to protect women’s rights and human rights, as the Afghan government and its international partners forge ahead with reconciliation with the Taleban and transition of security to the Afghan forces. Horia Mosadiq, Amnesty International’s Afghanistan Researcher will be available for interview in Bonn from December 2. Horia Mosadiq is an Afghan woman activist and journalist with more than 15 years experience of national and international advocacy on human rights, justice and gender issues in Afghanistan. She previously played a leading role in Afghan human rights agencies, winning awards for her work. In 2007 she brought victims of war crimes to testify before the Afghan president. She has been victimised for her work as a human rights defender, and is a survivor of human rights abuses experienced while living in Afghanistan. Languages: English, Farsi, Pashto, Urdu Amnesty International is participating in a side event in Bonn on December 2 and 3: Beethovenhalle Bonn, Forum Süd, Wachsbleiche 16, 53111 Bonn, Germany For information or to arrange interview contact Amnesty International’s Asia-Pacific press officer: Katya Nasim at katya.nasim@amnesty.org , + 44 207 413 5871 / + 44 (0) 7904 398 103 Public Document **************************************** For more information please call Amnesty International's press office in London, UK, on +44 20 7413 5566 or email: press@amnesty.org International Secretariat, Amnesty International, 1 Easton St., London WC1X 0DW, UK

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