War Crimes and the White House
I produced this video as part of a Physicians for Human Rights campaign advocating for a Department of Justice investigation. I wrote, directed, edited, and narrated the video, which was featured on Daily Kos and many other notable media outlets. Over seven minutes of the video were aired during the July 21, 2009 episode of GRITtv with Laura Flanders.
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War Crimes and the White House: The Bush Administration's Cover-Up of the Dasht-e-Leili Massacre
In July 2009, Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) issued a call for a criminal probe in the wake of a major New York Times story which revealed new evidence from PHR that the Bush Administration impeded at least three federal investigations into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan in 2002 ("U.S. Inaction Seen After Taliban P.O.W.s Died"). According to US government documents obtained by PHR, as many as 2,000 surrendered Taliban fighters were reportedly suffocated in container trucks by Afghan forces operating jointly with the US in November 2001. The bodies were reportedly buried in mass graves in the Dasht-e-Leili desert near Sheberghan, Afghanistan. Notorious Afghan warlord General Abdul Rashid Dostum, who was reportedly on the CIA payroll, is allegedly responsible for the massacre. I produced this video to accompany PHR's advocacy for a Department of Justice investigation into the coverup
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