HRW reported that Afghanistan civilians struggle to exercise human rights

On December 4, 2011, Human Rights Watch (HRW) reported that the Afghan government failed to ensure and protect human rights in the decade following the demise of the Taliban government. HRW expressed particular concern over the weak Afghan legal system and continued violence towards women, issues exacerbated by alleged police abuses and high poverty rates. In March 2012, HRW called on the Afghan government to release women and girls imprisoned for alleged "moral crimes," such as escape from forced marriage or domestic violence.

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