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Woman in Afghanistan Beheaded...

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FlopIsMyParentingGuru Wed 28-Dec-16 23:30:55

For visiting a city without her husband.
Oh my goodness. I apologise for being completely naive but I had no idea that the position of women there was so limited. It's so heartbreaking.
http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/afghanistan-woman-beheaded-shopping-without-husband-a7498711.html

FlopIsMyParentingGuru Wed 28-Dec-16 23:31:25

Clicky link sorry here

PausingFlatly Thu 29-Dec-16 00:30:39

Er, well yes it is a little naive of you.

Wikipedia might not be an ideal source, but a here's a brief and horrifying run down of Taliban treatment of women in Afghanistan.

The Taliban also slaughtered thousands of men too, and introduced repressive laws affecting both sexes. It's depressing that they still hold any ground in Afghanistan.

There was quite a lot of coverage of this when the UK was at war in Afghanistan 2001-2014.

Although actually the article you're talking about isn't sure whether this particular woman was murdered by the Taliban (plausible but denied), or for unknown reasons. There's no shortage of ways to die in Afghanistan, unfortunately.

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