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Afghan Women Protest Against Public Execution

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July 11, 2012
Afghan women have marched in Kabul in a "silent protest" against violence toward women. The demonstration follows the recent public execution in Parwan Province of a young Afghan woman who was accused of adultery, and whose killing was captured on video. (Video by Sabawoon, RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan)
Dozens of women have rallied in Kabul to condemn violence against women.

The protest on July 11 follows the public execution of a young married Afghan woman in Parwan Province who was accused of adultery.

Afghanistan's Women's Affairs Ministry described the rally as a "silent protest."

Several Afghan lawmakers joined the women as they marched on UN headquarters in Kabul. 

The execution of the 22-year-old woman has caused global outrage.

Video footage shows the woman being shot dead as a crowd of men cheer.

Afghan authorities have blamed the execution on Taliban militants. The Taliban says it was not involved and that the woman's trial was not in accordance with Shari'a law. 

President Hamid Karzai condemned the killing as un-Islamic and unforgivable. 

Based on reporting by AFP and RFE/RL's Radio Free Afghanistan
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by: Lambert from: New York
July 13, 2012 17:10
This was no 'execution' not even by the appalling standards of Sharia "Law". This was a brazen murder, plain and simple. That is how you should be describing it.

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