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In Afghan war, everyone forgot about women’s rights

July 22, 2012

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As shots rang out, the woman fell with a thud. No cries for help or mercy, and no attempt to flee her fate. As a man pumped in more bullets, firing nine times at close range, her blue burkha became her shroud as she lay on the ground. More startling was the reaction of all […]

Afghan teen murder spotlights growing violence against women

July 16, 2012

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An Afghan woman stares at Afghan National Security Force soldiers on patrol, Afghanistan’s Paktiya Province July 12, 2012. REUTERS/Lucas Jackson By Amie Ferris-Rotman and Mirwais Harooni CHARIKAR, Afghanistan, July 16 (Reuters) – Pressing her cheek against the fresh grave of her newly married teenage daughter, Sabera yowls as she gently smears clumps of dirt over […]

Taliban shooting a woman for adultery by shafie ayar

July 10, 2012

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Afghan woman accused of adultery shot dead in public

July 8, 2012

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Taliban kill Afghan woman accused of adultery. WARNING: Though we have edited out the victim’s death, this video contains disturbing images Link to this video A man Afghan officials say is a member of the Taliban shot dead a woman accused of adultery in front of a crowd near Kabul, a video obtained by Reuters […]

Kabul condemns “inhuman” execution

July 8, 2012

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The Afghan government has condemned as “un-Islamic and inhuman” a video apparently showing the public execution of a woman accused of adultery. The execution is said to have been organised by the Taliban in a village in Parwan province less than an hour’s drive from the capital, Kabul. It shows a woman crouched on the […]

Boy and girl killed in Afghanistan acid attack ‘over friendship’

March 31, 2012

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The attack is the latest incident to highlight the dangers still faced by many young men and women in conservative Afghanistan. (File photo) inShare19 By AFP Ghazni Afghanistan A 12-year-old girl and a 15-year-old boy have been killed in an acid attack in Afghanistan, an official said Saturday, with witnesses claiming it was because of […]

Jail may await Afghan women fleeing abuse and rape: HRW

March 28, 2012

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Once leaving prison, Afghan women and girls face strong social stigma in the conservative country and may be killed in so-called “honor killings.” (Reuters) For Afghan women, the act of fleeing domestic abuse, forced prostitution or even being stabbed repeatedly with a screwdriver by an abusive husband, may land them in jail while their abusers […]