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Violence against women on the rise in Farah (Afghanistan)

July 26, 2012

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However, Siddiqui said the department registered 60 cases of violence against women this year, which included 13 killings, three suicides, 13 divorce cases and running away from homes By Zahin Violence against women, including murder, has increased in the western province of Farah this year, officials said on Wednesday. “My daughter’s hands and feet were […]

A member of Bamyan’s Provincial Council accused of raping and murdering a teenage girl (Afghanistan)

July 24, 2012

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The case is under deliberation in a court in Bamyan province but Beheshti’s powerful brother and friends are trying to free him by any means possible A photo circulating in the social networking websites reads on top of Wahidi Beheshti’s photo: Let’s not allow those responsible for Shakila’s blood go unpunished! The caption on Shakila’s […]

Afghan Mullah arrested over schoolgirl rape accusations (Afghanistan)

July 23, 2012

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Source: reuters // Reuters A burqa-clad Afghan woman walks in an old bazaar in Kabul March 4, 2009. REUTERS/Ahmad Masood By Mirwais Harooni KABUL, July 23 (Reuters) – An Afghan cleric has been arrested after allegedly raping a young schoolgirl in the country’s north on the second day of the Ramadan, the holiest month in […]

Cleric held for raping schoolgirl (Afghanistan)

July 23, 2012

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The detainee, was held after residents caught him with a 10-year-old girl, who is currently under treatment at a hospital By Mohammad Barat A prayer leader was detained on the charge of sexually abusing a schoolgirl during the holy month of Ramazan in northern Samangan province, the Ministry of Interior said. A statement from the […]

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 […]

PETITION: Govts. of Afghanistan US, UK, Germany & Japan: Afghan woman publicly executed – bring the killers to justice

July 21, 2012

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A public execution of an Afghan woman has taken place in Afghanistan. A video shows a woman kneeling down in the dirt and being shot five times at close range by a man. The 150 or so men, who watch, cheer the execution. Video: http://youtu.be/wvtkaH83xAMRecently, at the conference in Tokyo, attended by representatives from over […]

UN expert urges Pakistan, Afghanistan to ensure justice for recent killing of women

July 18, 2012

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Rashida Manjoo, Special Rapporteur on violence against women. UN Photo/Jean-Marc Ferré 18 July 2012 – An independent United Nations human rights expert has spoken out against the recent killing of women in Pakistan and Afghanistan, and called on the two countries’ Governments to bring the perpetrators to justice.“The failure of States to guarantee women’s right […]