|Rights group criticises Afghan 'moral crimes'
||[Apr. 1st, 2012|09:27 am]
wtf? that's sexist!
The report, I Had to Run Away, released on Wednesday, calls for the estimated 400 women and girls to be freed, saying the Western-backed government of Afghan President Hamid Karzai has failed to fulfill obligations in accordance with international human rights law.|
"It is shocking that 10 years after the overthrow of the Taliban, women and girls are still imprisoned for running away from domestic violence or forced marriage," said Kenneth Roth, executive director of Human Rights Watch.
The group estimates a total of 400 women in prison and girls in juvenile detention facilities are accused or convicted of offences including "running away".