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Ahmad Shuja

Ahmad Shuja is the Assistant Researcher in the Asia division of Human Rights Watch. Ahmad monitors the human rights situation in Afghanistan, researching and reporting on human rights issues in Afghanistan and those involving Afghans in the diaspora. Prior to joining Human Rights Watch, Ahmad was the executive director of the Foundation for Afghanistan in Washington, DC, where he helped establish a scholarship program for Afghan students. He was also assistant editor at the Washington, DC-based Iran Times. Ahmad has offered commentary on Afghanistan to domestic and international media, including Al Jazeera English, BBC News, FOX News, the Washington Post, NPR, and others. Ahmad is a 2013-2014 Asia Society Afghanistan Young Leaders fellow. Ahmad studied political science and economics at Berea College in Kentucky


Articles by Ahmad Shuja (1)

  • Afghanistan conflict fuels desperate journeys

    As planting season started in the northern Afghan province of Baghlan this spring, so did the fighting. One farmer, Ibrahim (he uses only one name), and his family had barely tilled their land when they had to leave. Fighting had been close by for most of the past year, but now it was in their village. With mortar shells falling on their fields.