Afghans React to Vote Fraud
The BBC has collected testimonials from Afghan citizens on their country’s troubled election. A university student says he survived an encounter with the Taliban only to find a corrupt policeman at his polling place who “asked me to give him my card so that he can vote for me.” He ended up not voting.
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Baseer Farahi on the BBC:
I was going out to vote. On my way to the polling station I stumbled across a group of Taliban. They stopped me and asked me where I was going. I said I was going to the doctors. They said, no, you are going to vote and we’ll cut your finger off if you do that.
Still, I went to the polling station, where a policeman asked me to give him my card so that he can vote for me. I didn’t. I saw the dishonesty and decided against risking my finger.
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