As donors agree to development aid for Afghanistan, concern grows about human rights and corruption
- Year: 2012
- Length: 7:33 minutes (6.91 MB)
- Format: MP3 Mono 44kHz 128Kbps (CBR)
International donors have pledged $16 billion for economic development in Afghanistan over the next four years. The announcement came Sunday at an aid conference in Japan the deal is called the Tokyo Framework of Mutual Accountability, and will fund infrastructure, education and medical programs. But some aid groups are expressing concern, and pervasive corruption and human rights violations still exist. One incident that’s attracting international condemnation is a recent honor killing. A video has surfaced of a public execution of a woman in a village outside Kabul. The graphic video posted by Agence France Presse, shows a man with a rifle shooting into the back of a woman who kneels on the dirt ground. A group of men cheer after the shots are fired. For more, we’re joined by Christina Finch, she’s women’s policy director with Amnesty International USA and she joins us from Washington DC.