Reza Khan (Taliban)

Reza Khan (died October 8, 2007) was charged on August 5, 2004 in Kabul, Afghanistan of murder, rape, and robbery involving four journalists on November 19, 2001. Khan was also accused of cutting off the noses and ears of four Afghan men because of their short beards.cite news | title = Death penalty for Afghan killer | publisher = BBC.co.uk | date = 2004-11-20 | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4028951.stm | accessdate = 2008-03-15] Khan was convicted in November 2004 and executed in Afghanistan on October 8, 2007. [cite news | last = Shah | first = Amir | title = Afghan Government Executes 15 Prisoners | publisher = washingtonpost.com | date = 2007-10-09 | url = http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/10/08/AR2007100800361_pf.html | accessdate = 2008-03-15]

The journalists (Harry Burton, Maria Grazia Cutuli, Azizullah Haidari, and Julio Fuentes) were traveling in a convoy from Jalalabad to Kabul when a group of armed men dragged them from their cars and murdered them. [cite news | title = Journalists killed in Afghan ambush | publisher = BBC.co.uk | date = 2001-11-19 | url = http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/1664548.stm | accessdate = 2008-03-15]

Khan confessed to being one of eleven people who stopped the vehicles and to personally killing one of the foreign men and raping Cutuli; he said they got their orders from Taliban leader Maulawi Latif. Khan also confessed to killing his own wife in Pakistan.

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