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TOLOnews.com, January 4, 2016

Stoned Ghor Girl’s Parents Get No Justice

The father of the victim, Abdul Karim said that nothing has been done to bring the killers of his daughter, Rukhshana, to justice

By Jawed Zeyartjahi

Rokhshana stoned to death by Taliban in Ghor for eloping
Rokhshana, 19, can be heard screaming as she is stoned to death.

The parents of the girl stoned to death in Ghor province two months ago have blasted government for having yet brought the perpetrators to justice.

The father of the victim, Abdul Karim said that nothing has been done to bring the killers of his daughter, Rukhshana, to justice and that no assistance has been given to them.

He said they were forced to leave their village and are now living in Feroz Koh city in Ghor. He said they have no home and no food.

However government officials have said that they are investigating the incident and that a delegation has been sent to Ghor to assess the family's situation.

Abdul Karim said that President Ashraf Ghani made a number of promises to him in a telephone conversation but so far none of the promises have been kept. He said his family is now living in a mud house.

"No one cares about us, if the president takes back his words then ok otherwise at least care about us," said Abdul Karim.

Rukhshana's brother has also criticized the security institutions in Ghor and said that the forces detained his uncle who was not involved in the stoning and then called it an achievement.

Rukhshana's mother and sister are meanwhile living in a safe house in Ghor province and claim that every day they are threatened by unknown men for having spoken out to the media about the stoning.

Rukhshana, who was 19 years old, was stoned to death allegedly by Taliban militants after she reportedly ran off with a man.

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