August 16, 2009

Why Are We There???

Afghanistan passes ‘food for sex’ law
Afghanistan has quietly passed a law permitting Shia men to deny their wives food and sustenance if they refuse to obey their husbands’ sexual demands, despite international outrage over an earlier version of the legislation which President Hamid Karzai had promised to review.

A young Afghan woman looks on as she listens during a women’s gathering held to discuss the country’s forthcoming presidential elections in Kabul. AFPThe new final draft of the legislation also grants guardianship of children exclusively to their fathers and grandfathers, and requires women to get permission from their husbands to work.

“It also effectively allows a rapist to avoid prosecution by paying ‘blood money’ to a girl who was injured when he raped her,” the US charity Human Rights Watch said.


1 comment:

Bukko_in_Australia said...

WE'RE THERE TO KILL THEM PEOPLE THAT NEEDS KILLIN'!!!

And the Diggers are defending a government that enacted this law too. Haven't heard Kevin07 denounce it, but I haven't bought the paper today. Surely he must have... As if!

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