Afghan Vice President sexually assaults political rival

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Afghan Vice President sexually assaults political rival

KABUL: Allegations that Afghanistan’s first vice president and his guards sexually assaulted a political rival while holding him captive in his private compound prompted calls Tuesday from the country’s Western allies for a government investigation.

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Abdul Rashid Dostum, a former warlord who has a catalogue of war crimes attached to his name, is accused of ordering his guards to seize Ahmad Ishchi last month in northern Jowzjan province during a game of buzkashi, or polo with a carcass.

Dostum allegedly kept Ishchi hostage in his private enclave for five days, where he was said to be tortured and sodomised.