Hafizullah Amin

Hafizullah Amin
حفيظ الله امين
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Amin, c. 1979
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Personal details
BornTemplate:Birth date
Paghman, Afghanistan
Died27 December 1979(1979-12-27) (aged 50)
Kabul, Afghanistan
Political partyPeople's Democratic Party of Afghanistan(Khalq)
Spouse(s)Patmanah[1]
ChildrenAbdur Rahman
one daughter.[2]
ProfessionTeacher, civil servant

Hafizullah Amin (Lua error in package.lua at line 80: module 'Module:Language/data/iana scripts' not found., August 1, 1929December 27, 1979) was the second President of Afghanistan. He was president during the time of the communist Democratic Republic of Afghanistan. The Soviets got information from their KGB spies that Amin's rule was a threat to the stability of Afghanistan. They also were not certain about Amin’s loyalty to the Soviet Union. The Soviets found some information about Amin's trying to become closer to Pakistan and China. The Soviets also believed that Amin was behind the death of president Nur Muhammad Taraki. Finally, the Soviets decided to remove Amin.

References

  1. Misdaq 2006, p. 136.
  2. Afgantsy: The Russians in Afghanistan 1979–89, by Rodric Braithwaite, p104
  3. "Hafizullah Amin". Encyclopædia Britannica.