January 14, 2014

The Most Honest Man in Afghanistan

Kevin Sieff, Washington Post

The Associated Press

The veteran traffic policeman walked to the stage, taking his place in front of a banner in Dari that said “CORRUPTION” with a red “X” through the word. After 24 years on the job, Abdul Saboor had been deemed the most honest man in Afghanistan.

He posed for photos with the interior minister. He gave interviews to local newspapers. Then he went back to the five-room home he shares with 28 people.

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TAGGED: Afghanistan, Corruption


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