Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Marital Rape Law Reconsidered in Afghanistan

this just in from Ruth Moon at Her.meneutics:

President Hamid Karzai agreed to review the law after outcries from Western agencies.

After heavy criticism from Western aid agencies and human-rights watchers, Afghanistan president Hamid Karzai agreed over the weekend to review a new law he had supported last week that legalizes forced sex within marriage and places Taliban-era restrictions on women in the country’s Shiite minority.

Read the full report.

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