Bashir, a relative of a "bacha bazi" victim, a teenage boy, looks on during an interview with AFP in Lashkar Gah of Helmand province.
Shirin holds a photo of his teenage brother-in-law, who now lives as the plaything of policemen, just one victim of a hidden epidemic of kidnappings of young boys for institutionalised sexual slavery in Afghanistan. AFP PHOTO / Wakil KOHSAR
Bashir, a relative of a "bacha bazi" victim, a teenage boy, looks on during an interview with AFP in Lashkar Gah of Helmand province. Shirin holds a photo of his teenage brother-in-law, who now lives as the plaything of policemen, just one victim of a hidden epidemic of kidnappings of young boys for institutionalised sexual slavery in Afghanistan. AFP PHOTO / Wakil KOHSAR

Hopeless Afghan struggle to save boy sex slaves

Power and impunity ensure tradition of culturally sanctioned enslavement and rape of children by Western-backed security forces

Lashkar Gah, December 19, 2016 5:53 PM (UTC+8)
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