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Film: Massacre in Afghanistan – 7/13

MASSACRE IN AFGHANISTAN A documentary film that describes evidence of the killing of about 3,000 – 5,000 prisoners by Northern Alliance Afghan allies of the U.S. with the complicity of U.S. troops. This occurred after the surrender of several thousand fighters supporting the Taliban during the siege of Kunduz in northern Afghanistan during November 2001. Prisoners of War were crammed into closed contianert trucks with no ventilation and many were shot and left in a mass graves in the desert. Filmmakers document several slaughter sites. A recent mass grave in the area described was examined by the Physicians for Human Rights and additionally verified by the United Nations. Further investigation has been called for, though the allegations have been denied by the U.S. State Dept. and the Pentagon. Concern has been expressed that the evidence will be destroyed and two witnesses are already reported to have died. This film was produced and directed by award winning Irish filmmaker Jamie Doran. Afghani filmmker Najiboli was kidnapped and nealry killed during filming. Although shown in many other countries around the world, it has largely been blacked out in the U.S. Recently discuseed in Democracy Now. Showing at: Peace Action Center, 1001 E. Keefe (one block west of Humboldt) FREE & open to the public Sunday, July 13 at 7 p.m. Refreshments & Discussionafterwards Contact Person: Don Wescher – 762-0798 Member of Coalition for a Just Peace