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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:50 AM
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Afghan women still in chains under Karzai



http://www.sundayherald.com/47282

"Elections" are not the high mark that they are made out to be when old laws like this are still in place. I hear a lot about women being allowed to vote and be on councils and run for President (IraN)---in fact it is a talking point from the Administration. well.....

Afghan women still in chains under Karzai

23 January 2005

Kabuls central jail holds female prisoners whose only crime is their refusal to be second-class citizens. Ramita Navai reports


Sharifa Daadekhodas two-year-old daughter, Krishma, has never seen the outside world. She was born in prison and shell be at least three when she is released. Her mothers crime? Running away from home.

Sharifa was 12 years old when she was forced to marry a 30-year-old man. He immediately began prostituting her, but Sharifa was too ashamed to tell her family and he would beat her if she complained.....



When the Taliban realised she was also fleeing her husband she was instantly imprisoned. She was released after six months but forced to return to her husband...........
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librarycard Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:52 AM
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1. Refresh my memory--how did Karzai get into power?
Isn't he an oil man, in the back pocket of US CEOs?
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rodeodance Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 06:54 AM
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2. free elections!!---the end all to all the world's problems!!
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