Sentenced to death: Afghan who dared to read about women’s rights

I bought The Independent Newspaper yesterday and plastered across the front page was a story about an Afghan Journalism student who has been sentenced to death for blasphemy.

He downloaded a report from a Farsi website which stated that Muslim fundamentalists who claimed the Koran justified the oppression of women had misrepresented the views of the prophet Mohamed.

This report was then distributed amongst students and staff of the University that he attended with the sole view of provoking a debate on the matter.

This sentence of death has been approved and he now awaits execution.

It is concerning that Afghanistan is still using such abhorrent and draconian rules and legal penalties after being liberated from the grips of the Taliban

To read the story in the Independent click the following link:

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/asia/sentenced-to-death-afghan-who-dared-to-read-about-womens-rights-775972.html

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