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RAWA News, December 10, 2008

Two Women and a Small Girl Chopped into Pieces in Northern Afghanistan

Even on the eve of the International Human Rights Day, Afghanistan was not spared of such human rights tragedies.

According to a report of Radio Azadi, on December 8th, a horrifying crime shooked the little village of Khomdan, some distance from Dasht-e-Qala District of Takhar province. Two women and a 2-year old girl were cut into pieces with an axe, by unknown armed men. It’s still not known who is behind this crime.

The residents of the area told the reporter of Radio Azadi that these women had been raped before being killed, but they say, police did not perform a postmortem to approve it. Even on the eve of the International Human Rights Day, Afghanistan was not spared of such human rights tragedies.

Although organizations that support women’s rights have talked about increase of violence against women in Northern provinces of Afghanistan like Badakhshan, Takhar, Qunduz and Baghlan, it can be seen that most of violence occurs in Takhar province where warlords have full control of the province. Gang-rape and self-immolation of women; murders by husbands and beatings are some examples of these extreme brutalities. The most prominent cases here are that of an 8-year old girl who was raped and then murdered by her rapist, and the mentioned incident.

Category: Women, RAWA News, Children, HR Violations - Views: 19024