Thursday, April 9, 2009

Afghan Reviews Rape Law Amid International Outcry

By Ethan Cole
Christian Post Reporter
Tue, Apr. 07 2009 05:29 PM EDT

Afghan president Hamid Karzai’s spokesman said Tuesday that the controversial new law that would essentially allow husbands to rape their wife is under review following international outcry.
• In this March 8, 2009, Afghan women pray for justice and security of the country during a gathering to mark the International Women's Day in Kabul, Afghanistan. Human rights groups and some lawmakers criticized Afghan President Hamid Karzai on Thursday, April 2, 2009 for signing into law legislation that some believe legalizes the rape of a wife by her husband and prevents women from leaving the house without a man's permission.

“All the efforts that were made in the last seven years to enhance women’s rights will be undermined,” Kufi said to AP

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