Bacha bazi is having a detrimental bearing on the perpetual state of conflict in Afghanistan, helping the Taliban to infiltrate security ranks in provinces such as Uruzgan, officials say. Afghanistan 's secret shame - bacha bazi dancing boys https: Hans-Ulrich Stoldt, a spokesman for Der Spiegel, said the magazine had other, more graphic photos. Rich and powerful men have been prowling the streets of Afghanistan in search of poor and orphaned boys to use as sex slaves and entertainment for centuries. In Afghanistan, bacha bazi is not considered homosexuality — popularly demonised and prohibited in Islam — and is instead accepted as a cultural practice.
But the government has a poor track record of implementing such measures, as many of the perpetrators have connections with the security organs and by using power and giving bribes they get exempted from punishment.
Bacha Bazi: Young boys forced to dress as women and dance before being sexually abused by rich men
Barat Ali Batoor Source: They would later tell military investigators that the boy, a farmer's son, had threatened them with the grenade. Morlock has told investigators that Staff Sergeant Calvin Gibbs was the ringleader. The move comes after an AFP report last year revealed the Taliban was exploiting bacha bazi, one of the most egregious violations of human rights in the country, to mount deadly insider attacks in the volatile south. Despite being a setback in the propaganda war between the western coalition and its insurgent enemies, Nato will be relieved that for the time being only a tiny sample of a total collection of roughly 4, images and video clips have found their way into the public domain. It is this gap which the government hopes the revised penal code will address. Several other factors such as an absence of the rule of law, corruption, limited access to justice, illiteracy, poverty, insecurity and the existence of armed groups have also resulted in the spread of bacha bazi, the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission AIHRC said in a report in