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A young girl killed by powerful locals in north Afghanistan

Powerful locals of Takhar province killed one girl and kidnapped another from the same family

President Hamid Karzai has strongly condemned the killing of a young girl in Takhar province in a newspaper.

Photos of the girl killed
Photos of the girl killed. (Photo:

The office of the president told a newspaper that the president has ordered the National Security Council; ministries of internal affairs; administration of National Security and local officials in Takhar; to arrest the people involved hand them over to the law.

Powerful locals of Takhar province killed one girl and kidnapped another from the same family.The National Security Council has guided the security forces to move the family of the girl to a safe place.

The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC ) has also condemned the killing of the young girl. The commission said according to the District Chief Rustaq Abdul Basir, the husband of the deceased has been arrested and sentenced to seventeen years in prison by the court of Takhar province.

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Published originally on Feb. 10, 2011

Category: Warlords, Women, RAWA News, HR Violations - Views: 14909


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