Anglican Samizdat

August 17, 2009

Why are Canadian troops dying in Afghanistan?

Filed under: Politics — David Jenkins @ 10:55 am

Not for this, surely:

An Afghan bill permitting a husband to starve his wife if she refuses to have sex has become law.

The original bill caused international outrage earlier this year, forcing Afghan President Hamid Karzai to withdraw it.

But critics say the amended version of the law, brought into effect on July 27, remains highly repressive.

They accuse Mr Karzai of selling out Afghan women for the sake of conservative Shia support ahead of this week’s presidential election.


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