AFGHANISTAN – Virginity-related penalties “extremely unfair”.

AFGHANISTAN: Virginity-related penalties “extremely unfair” Photo: Salma Zulfiqar/IRIN Virginity is not mentioned in the Afghan penal system and other laws, but hundreds of women unfairly face penalties over it (file photo) KABUL, 26 April 2011 (IRIN) - The penalties that Afghan women suffer whenever allegations of pre-marital sex and loss of virginity emerge, including death, are extreme, discriminatory and not in the penal code, activists said. “I saw a woman who was … [Read more...]

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