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Kohistan Murders (Pt. I)
A video surfaced back in 2012, far in the northern hills of Pakistan, in a small district called Kohistan. This video, to an outsider, like me or you, is a very innocent clip— 4 women clapping and singing wedding songs, while 1 boy dances to their melodious tunes. Sounds like a happy moment caught on a 2-megapixel Nokia camera. Well, think again! As cold as the hills of Kohistan are, this story is even colder. Begum Jan, Shireen Jan, Bazigha and Amna have their lives hanging by a thread. Their fate now rests in the hands of an iron-jawed man— Afzal Kohistani. This is the story of the video that took the lives of 8 people. This is the story of the Kohistan Video Murders.