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Issues dealing with women

In 2008 Rona Popal, executive director of the Fremont-based (California) Afghan Coalition, said about the abuse women's rights, in Afghanistan, "It's just getting worse and worse,"(11 ).

30 girls schools have been burned down for reprisal for pushing for women's rights (12 ).

In 2008 a group of school girls had acid sprayed in their face. This injured 15 three may go permanently blind. Afghan officials blame Taliban militants, the Karzai administration said "This barbaric act... defying all the Islamic values of the Afghan state, has revealed the true nature of those who call themselves fighters for Islam," (13 ).

10 men were arrested by Afghan police for acid attacks in the southern city Kandhar. Afghan president Hamid Karzai is calling for a public execution (14 ).

A female member of Afghanistan's provincial council of Kandahar, Setara Achakzai was assassinated. The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA)said "Setara Achakzai was a brave Afghan woman who severs her people and country in a restive province despite threat to her life. I strongly condemn this diabolical terrorist attack,". She was murdered in a former Taliban stronghold (15 ).

A provision for sexual intercourse in marriage says "As long as the husband is not traveling, he has the right to have sexual intercourse with his wife every fourth night," and article 132 says "Unless the wife is ill or has any kind of illness that intercourse could aggravate, the wife is bound to give a positive response to the sexual desires of her husband."(16 ).

A prominent Sunni cleric, Mawlawi Habibullah Ahsam said the same law in Afghanistan that applies to Shiites, that would allow a husband to demand sex from her husband every four days, unless she is sick or injured by intercourse, should apply to Sunnis (17 ). Critics have condemn this, as tantamount to legalizing rape.

A young woman eloped against her parents wishes. The couple was executed outside a mosque by the Taliban. governor of Nimroz, Ghulam Dastageer Azad, said this killing "against Islam, against the law and against the Constitution," (18 ).

Other offenses

A former spokesman for the attorney general office and Journalist paid to publish the Quran in Dari, the text did have some errors, but the bigger offense was is did not also include the original Arab text as required by Islamic law, he is serving 20 years in prison. A legislative committee is drafting a bill that would require women to cover everything except their face and hands, forbid boys and girls from dancing in public, ban boys and girls from playing sports together, penalizing sex outside of marriage by 20 lashes for the first infraction, then forty and then 80. playing music over a loud speaker could also land a person in jail for three months (19 ).

Post liberation Afghanistan has seen US backed warlords creating "a climate of fear". Soldiers and police who are loyal to the warlords have committed the crimes of kidnapping, extortion, robbery and the rape of women, girls and boys. The Human rights group Human Rights Watch said "If allowed to continue with impunity, these abuses will make it impossible for Afghans to create a modern, democratic state,"(20 ).

Human rights abuses are a problem in Afghanistan. Drug trafficking and corruption have contributed to human rights abuses. The Human rights abuses include torture, poor prison conditions, long pretrial detentions, restrictions on press and religious freedoms, discrimination against women, human trafficking and child labor(21 ).

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