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Afghan Law to Silence DV victims

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NaggingNellie Wed 05-Feb-14 14:52:02

[http://www.theguardian.com/world/2014/feb/04/afghanistan-law-victims-violence-women]]

a new disallowing relatives of an accused person testifying against them, this just ridiculous, in a country with already a high level of VAW.

VegetariansTasteLikeChicken Wed 05-Feb-14 15:30:12

That's really shocking..what kind of criminal justice system "bans" witness from testifying? confused

I imagine it has been brought in to silence abusers..but it won't work only against abusers will it? If you know your brother robbed a bank you can't testify.. so how long before they make a loop hole so that it really is only women who end up discriminated against?

whatdoesittake48 Wed 05-Feb-14 15:31:15

I don't understand why this surprises you considering the record of female abuse which already exists in that country...I just raise an eyebrow and feel sick about it. I am beyond anger now...

NaggingNellie Wed 05-Feb-14 17:22:39

its not surprising but angering.

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