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  • September 19, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    US airstrikes kill up to 8 policemen in Afghanistan – officials
    RT: Up to eight policemen have been killed in Afghanistan as a result of US airstrikes, officials told media. The US has confirmed one airstrike, but insists the assault was in response to a threat. An initial airstrike killed one policeman late Sunday, while a follow-up strike targeting first responders killed at least seven others, said Rahimullah Khan, commander of the reserve police unit in Uruzgan, according to Reuters.      Full news...

  • September 9, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iranian police put Afghan refugees inside cages, on public display
    DW Dari (Translated by RAWA): The police of Sheraz city, Iran, put a number of Afghan refugees on public display inside steel cages as part of the police’s achievements. This action drew strong reactions from everywhere. Afghan parliamentarians protested the action calling it against human rights, human dignity, and international law.      Full news...

  • August 26, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    More than 5000 cases of violence against Afghan women recorded in six months
    AP: As the United States prepared to invade Taliban-ruled Afghanistan 15 years ago, then-First Lady Laura Bush took over her husband’s weekly radio address to tell the American people that part of the reason for going to war after the attacks of September 11, 2001, was to liberate Afghan women from the brutality that had been forced on them by the extremists’ regime.      Full news...

  • August 25, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    18-year-old Afghan girl beheaded by in-laws
    VOA Dari (Translated by RAWA): The girl named Raihana, from Sheikh Almand village of Ghor province, married a young man last year and moved to Jowand district of Badghis province. Abdul Hai Khatibi, the spokesman for the governor of Ghor said that the girl was killed by her brother-in-law, with help from his mother and sister.      Full news...

  • August 24, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    17-year-old Afghan girl tortured with hot iron rods and killed by in-laws
    VOA Dari (Translated by RAWA): A 17-year-old woman fell victim to domestic violence, after she was beaten by her mother-in-law and father-in-law, and burned to death. The incident occurred in Guzargahe Noor district of Baghlan province. Khadija Yaqeen, head of Women’s Affairs in Baghlan told VOA that the girl was named Hoorjamal, and she was living with her in-laws after her husband travelled to Iran.      Full news...

  • August 22, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Young woman burned to death in Afghan province
    Khaama Press (Translated by RAWA): A report from Nangarhar province states that a young woman was burned to death the night before in her house. The media offices of Nangarhar have reported that the incident had occurred in Behsood district. The woman was named Sheeba and the reason for her killing is still not known.      Full news...

  • August 17, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Rise in Military Use of Schools
    HRW: Afghan security forces are increasingly using schools as bases during military operations in Taliban-held areas, putting children at risk and depriving thousands of an education, Human Rights Watch said in a report released today. The Afghan government should take immediate steps to curtail security force use of schools for military purposes.      Full news...

  • August 16, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    20 civilians killed in US airstrike in Afghan province, government and media silent
    Hambastagi.org (Translated by RAWA): According to reports received from Minari village of Khushamand district, Paktika province, more than 20 civilians were killed in an airstrike by US forces on August 12, 2016. Among the victims were Dr. Wirishman and members of his family, including women and children. The photos of the martyred were circulated on Facebook and showed the blood soaked bodies of Dr. Wirishman, his two sons, daughter, and cousin.      Full news...


  • August 7, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Brother Allegedly Shoots Teenage Sister In Badakhshan
    TOLOnews.com: A 15-year-old girl, who was in eighth grade, was allegedly shot dead by her brother after attending the birthday party of a friend, local officials said Sunday. Badakhshan police said the mother and brother of Chamman Gul were both arrested immediately after the incident.      Full news...

  • August 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban publicly execute 19-year-old girl in North of Afghanistan
    Khaama Press: The Taliban militants have publicly executed a 19-year-old girl in northern Sar-e-Pul province on charges of abandoning her family due to a domestic issue. According to local officials, the girl, identified as Azada, was first tried in a desert court and was then shot dead by her brother and Taliban militants.      Full news...

  • August 1, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Child marriage, still a challenge for Afghan girls
    VOA Dari (Translated by RAWA): More than half the girls in Afghanistan are married before the age of 19, about 40 percent are married at an age between 10 to 13 years, 32 percent at age 14, and 27 percent at age 15. These are the findings of the UNFPA which were published in a report titled “Invest in Teenage Girls for a More Just, Stable and Peaceful World” on the World Population Day.      Full news...

  • July 31, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban militants gang rape woman in Helmand, official claims
    Khaama Press: A group of the Taliban militants have reportedly gang raped a woman in southern Helmand province of Afghanistan, a local security official has claimed. The official speaking on the condition of anonymity said the incident took place four days ago in Balo Jan village in Nahr-e-Saraj district.      Full news...

  • July 29, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Ghor Cleric Arrested On Charges Of Marrying 6-Year-Old
    TOLOnews.com: Police in Ghor province on Friday reported that security forces have arrested a 60-year-old man for allegedly marrying a six-year-old girl, whose family claims she was abducted by the man. The man, named Mohammad Karim, has claimed that the girl was offered to him as a gift by her father while he was teaching her.      Full news...


  • July 25, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan civilian casualties hit record, with 5,166 dead or maimed – UN
    UN News Centre: In the first six months of this year, 5,166 civilians were either killed or maimed in Afghanistan, a half-year record since counting began in 2009, a United Nations report published today shows. Between January and June this year, the human rights team of the UN Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) documented 1,601 civilian deaths and 3,565 injured civilians...      Full news...


  • July 19, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Cruelties and crimes of warlords in Takhar province
    RAWA.org: On July 13, 2016, the people of Rostaq district of Takhar province protested against the crimes and savagery of warlords under the leadership of Pirum Qul (supported by Abdul Rashid Dostum) once more. Pirum Qul’s gunmen opened fire on the peaceful protest and injured a number of people, but the people are fed up and have sworn to continue their struggle against the current situation.      Full news...

  • July 18, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Four Children Killed Playing with Rocket in Baghlan
    TOLOnews.com: Nearly four children were killed and three others wounded after a rocket tip exploded while they were playing with in Baghlan province, local officials said Sunday. The incident took place in the capital city of Baghlan, Pul-e-Khumri on Saturday while children were playing with the rocket.      Full news...

  • July 17, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    14-Year-Old Pregnant Bride Burnt to Death By New Family
    TOLOnews.com: A Pregnant 14-year-old girl, Zahra, who was set alight by her husband's family, has died in Isteqlal Hospital, Kabul. The incident in Ghor followed after Zahra’s father got a new wife two years ago. At the time, he gave his daughter to a member of his new spouse’s family in order to settle the matter.      Full news...

  • July 13, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Brother sets sister on fire in Kabul
    Khaama Press (Translated by RAWA): A man in Kabul beat his sister severely and then set her on fire because her fiancé had not given her enough money during the Eid celebrations. The girl, who used the fake name Humaira, told the media that her fiancé had given her some money before Eid and when her brother found out about the small amount of money he had given her, he first beat her, then poured petrol on her and set her on fire.      Full news...

  • July 5, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Sold for a Herd of Cows
    IWPR: Human rights organisations and local officials say that they are powerless to act against a tradition in a west-central Afghan province that means women are being sold into marriage in return for cows and sheep. Ghor, with a population of nearly 300,000, is one of Afghanistan’s most underdeveloped provinces. Some remote areas are ruled by armed groups and entirely out of government control.      Full news...

  • July 2, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    How reliable are White House statistics on drone strike casualties?
    The Christian Science Monitor: The Obama administration released a report Friday detailing the number of civilian deaths from US counterterrorism strikes in countries other than its three primary “areas of active hostilities,” namely Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. Most of these fatalities came about as a result of the controversial drones program, initiated under President George W. Bush but expanded under President Obama.      Full news...

  • July 1, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Domestic violence
    The Killid Group: Take Sakina. Daily abuse and violence at the hands of her mother- and sisters-in-law nearly destroyed her marriage. After three years of living in their midst, she and her husband Ekram are now living separately in a rented house. Sakina says trouble started immediately after her wedding. “My mother-in-law misbehaved with me from the start. She and my sisters-in-law treated me like I was a servant. They would order me around, tell me when to sit, when to stand; shout at me at every meal, ‘there’s less salt’, or they’d say there was too much salt,” she recalls.      Full news...

  • June 28, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan to investigate child sex slavery as Taliban exploit practice to launch insider attacks on police
    Mail Online: The Afghan government says it will punish police officers involved in the institutionalised sexual abuse of children after an AFP report found the Taliban are exploiting the practice of paedophilic “bacha bazi” - literally “boy play” - to launch insider attacks. Militants in Uruzgan province have killed hundreds of police after turning their child sex slaves against them, exploiting a centuries-old practice in Afghanistan that observers call one of the most egregious violations of human rights in the country.      Full news...

  • June 23, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan’s dwindling Sikh, Hindu communities flee new abuses
    Reuters: On a bright day in downtown Kabul, Jagtar Singh Laghmani was in his traditional herb shop when a man turned up, drew a knife and told him to convert to Islam or he would cut his throat. Only bystanders and other shopkeepers saved his life. The incident earlier this month was the latest attack on a dwindling community of Sikhs and Hindus in Afghanistan, a deeply conservative Muslim country struggling with growing insecurity caused by an Islamist insurgency and economic challenges.      Full news...

  • June 19, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    600 Cases of Violence Against Women in Three Months: Ministry of Women Affairs
    TOLOnews.com: Up to 600 cases of violence against the women have been reported in the country over the last three months, the Ministry of Women Affairs (MoWa) announced on Sunday. The Ministry called on president Ashraf Ghani and his CEO Abdullah Abdullah to take action against the growing trend. MoWa also insisted on the implementation of justice after Aziz Gul was brutally murdered by armed men after being accused of escaping from home.      Full news...

  • June 15, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Local Gunmen Murder Ghor Woman in Open Trial
    TOLOnews.com: Police in the western province of Ghor have said that local armed men in Feroz Koh city of the province have allegedly killed a woman on charges of escaping from home. The incident happened on Monday after the armed men allegedly took the victim from her house and shot her.      Full news...

  • June 12, 2016 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    3 sisters shot dead in Logar, allegedly by Taliban militants
    Khaama Press: The Taliban militants have allegedly shot dead three sisters in the central Logar province of Afghanistan, local officials said Sunday. The officials further added that the women were shot dead in Kharwar district of Logar as they were returning to their home. Provincial governor’s spokesman Salim Saleh said four women had gone to a hill in a village and three of them were captured by the militants as they were returning from the area.      Full news...



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