Middle East

December 23, 2009

Karzai impersonator tests limits of Afghan free speech

Everyone around the Afghan capital seems to recognize his voice, but almost no one knows his face. In the weeks since Hamid Karzai secured his hold on a second term in the presidency after a dubious election, this anonymous Karzai impersonator has become the newest voice of underground political dissent in Afghanistan. The satire isn't sophisticated. Some might even say his impersonation is crass.

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