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Afghanistan court sentences 4 to death for mob killing of woman
Afghanistan's Primary Court in Kabul sentenced four men to death on Tuesday for the mob killing of a 27-year-old Afghan woman in March. Farkhunda was killed March 19 after being accused of burning a copy of the Koran, although an investigation later (More)
Afghanistan outgoing president approves execution of 5 men
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Saturday approved the execution of five men as what is possibly his final act in office. The five men were convicted and sentenced to death two weeks ago for their involvement in the armed robbery and gang-rap (More)
Afghanistan election marked by fraud complaints
Afghanistan's Independent Election Complaints Commission (IECC) said on Sunday that there have been more more incidents of serious fraud reported in the April presidential election than the previous election in 2009, when more than a million suspec (More)
Afghanistan election official warns of fraud in national election
An Afghan election official from the Independent Electoral Complaints Commission (IECC) warned in a news conference Wednesday that Saturday's national election may may have suffered a degree of fraud. According to IECC spokesperson Nadir Mohsini In (More)
Lebanon parliament passes domestic violence law
Lebanon's parliament passed a law on Tuesday criminalizing domestic violence. The new law comes after a long campaign by woman's rights groups triggered by the death of multiple woman allegedly from abuse by their husbands. Such domestic violence (More)
Women's Rights in Afghanistan Must be Steadfastly Respected
JURIST Guest Columnist Heather Barr of Human Rights Watch says that the deplorable state of women's rights in Afghanistan should not be tolerated and that changes must be made... (More)
UN rights experts urge repeal of Kenya marital property law
Experts from the UN Working Group on discrimination against women in law and practice , along with several other special groups within the UN, urged Kenya on Monday to repeal sections of the Marriage and Property Act . According to the experts, the (More)
Afghanistan president orders changes to controversial law impacting women's rights
Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai on Monday ordered changes to controversial proposed legislation which rights groups believe would effectively deny women protection from domestic violence and forced marriage. Article 26 of the proposed criminal p (More)
Afghanistan president urged to reject law denying women protection from abuse
Human Rights Watch (HRW) on Tuesday encouraged Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai to refuse to sign a law passed by parliament that they say would deny women protection from domestic violence and forced marriage. Article 26 of the proposed crimin (More)
Afghanistan president to release 72 detainees against wishes of US
A spokesperson for Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday said that the administration would be releasing seventy-two prisoners the United States considers dangerous militants from Bagram prison, stating that there was not enough evidence to con (More)
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