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CPAmedia.com: Emerging Patterns of Power in Post-Taliban Afghanistan
The Hazara strongman, and head of the Hazara-dominated Hezb-i-Wahdat or Unity Party, is Karim Khalili.
: Hazara chieftain and head of the Hezb-i-Wahdat
and his tribal followers are based in the central Hindu Kush but enjoy a considerable following in both Mazar-i-Sharif and Kabul.
Others, especially Dostum but also Khalili
, are much more interested in protecting fiefdoms--a stance that the main parties to the IA/IG are likely to view as the path to continuing instability.
stalbertgazette.com: Letters to the Editor
On the "honour roll," too, is vice president, Karim Khalili, a former commander of Hezbi Wahdat, the main militia of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara.Wahdat was involved in some of the most intense violence in Kabul in the early 1990s and the group was known to use reprisal kidnapping, rape and indiscriminate bombing of civilians to cow its rivals.
Since Karzai came to power, sexual violence has escalated in rural parts of Afghanistan.Is it any wonder with Khalili
as vice-president?According to Behind the purdah: wartime sexual violence in Afghanistan, rape victims have been "killing themselves and burning themselves alive because of this shame.
"What's Next for Afghanistan?" (November 2001)
Karim KhaliliThe head of the Hezb-e Wahdat (Unity Party), Khalili is an ethnic Hazara and a Shi'ite Muslim from the central province of Bamiyan, home to the ancient Buddha statues destroyed by the Taliban earlier in 2001.
...Khalili assumed the leadership of Wahdat after its previous head, Ali Mazari, was killed by the Taliban in 1995.
continued to resist the Taliban in central Afghanistan after the militia took over the area in 1998.
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Suppressed UN Document: war criminals—not “freedom fighters”—hold some top posts in Afghanistan (Harpers.org)
Karim Khalili, now Afghanistan's vice president, is a former commander of Hezbi Wahdat, the main militia of Afghanistan's ethnic Hazara.