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  • May 29, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A young woman hung to death by husband
    Killid Group (Translated by RAWA): A young woman was hung to death by her husband in Ghazni province according to a report of Radio Killid. Shukria Wali, head of the Women’s Affairs of Ghazni, confirmed the news and told the radio that Halima, who was 35-years old, was killed the night before in the Tawghi Sang Masha village of Jaghori district. She said the reason for the murder was domestic violence and her husband was in police custody.      Full news...

  • May 2, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Senate wants the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan to be put on trial
    Salam Watandar (Translated by RAWA): In today’s session of the senate, the head and its members criticized the protest of the Solidarity Party of Afghanistan against the 27th and 28th April, that was held the day before. Hundreds of SPA members condemned the perpetrators of the 27th and 28th April revolutions in their demonstration, and demanded the prosecution of the Jehadi leaders and commanders, members of the Khalq and Parcham parties and the group of Taliban.      Full news...

  • March 15, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghan Activists Want US Out, No Deal with Taliban
    RealNewsNetwork.com: Sonali Kolhatkar is a founding Director of the US-based solidarity organization, Afghan Women’s Mission, which raises funds for social and political women-led projects in Afghanistan. She is co-author of the book, "Bleeding Afghanistan: Washington, Warlords, and the Propaganda of Silence". She is also the host and Executive Producer of Uprising, heard on KPFK Pacifica Radio.      Full news...

  • February 29, 2012 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Brutal honor-killing of an innocent girl by strongmen
    RAWA News: Nasreen, a young girl was murdered by local strongmen on February 25, 2012 in Anchagal village, Naray district in Kunar province. The killing was over family disputes that were not made clear. Three years ago the same people shot her with an AK-47 which severely injured her but her brother, Nematullah, saved her by taking her to a hospital in Islamabad, Pakistan.      Full news...

  • November 29, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    ISAF kills three women in Zheray district
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): As a result of the firing of mortars by ISAF forces, three women were killed in one home and two others injured in another. Haji Mohammad Sarwar Khan, one of the tribal elders of the Zheray district, told PAN on 29th November that the incident took place two days back in the Nalghaam village of the district.      Full news...

  • October 2, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Sharia Law has led to the legislation of child marriage in 6 countries
    RAWA.org: While Sharia law courts have created a lot of controversy in Britain, they would be even more controversial if people found out that Sharia has led to the legalisation of child marriage in 6 countries. As the vast majority of people seem to be unaware of Sharia’s child marriage dimension, this article only uses mainstream media articles, the UN, a major opinion poll company’s Sharia law polling data...      Full news...


  • June 28, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Two small children and a woman raped in Takhar
    AzadiRadio.com (Translated by RAWA): It has been reported from Takhar province that two small girls and a woman had been raped by armed men and some commanders in the past 15 days. Family members of the victims say the rapists were local armed men and commanders and the government has not arrested them.      Full news...

  • June 14, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    This Time the American and German Invaders Took Lives in Takhar
    Payam-e-Zan: This time, the American invader forces that have no other mission rather than killing and massacre of our innocent compatriots through bombardment and blind firings, turned Takhar province, north of Afghanistan, into slaughter ground. On May 27, 2011, around 11 o’clock in the night, four helicopters landed in Gomali Village of Taliqan, capital city of Takhar, and started house search.      Full news...

  • April 16, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    10-Year Old Afghan Girl Claims She Was Raped
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): A small girl, present in the administration of the Women’s Affairs of Sar-e-Pul, claimed she was raped by two of her uncles, but health officials say it has not been confirmed yet and further medical examinations are needed to prove the claim. 10-year old Nazanin, claimed that one year back her two step uncles raped her, and her paternal grandparents tortured, beat and poured hot oil on her.      Full news...

  • April 6, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Two women hung in Jowzjan province of Afghanistan
    Afghanistan Today (Translated by RAWA): General Abdul Aziz Ghairat, the police chief of Jowzjan, gave news suicide committed by two women, saying, “The first woman named Gul Bibi, wife of Abdul Ghafar of the Qorm Qila village of Mardian district, hung herself with a rope at seven in the morning at her home.” The second incident, he said, took place in the city of Jowzjan in the Chetgiri area...      Full news...

  • March 8, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    People in Kunduz rise against the cruelties of local militias
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): A number of people in Kunduz claim that local militias take their money and mobile phones forcefully and in some cases even beat them up. They say that although this province has been cleared of armed anti-government forces, the people will distance themselves from the government if things continued this way, thus paving the way for the insurgents to return. The people demanded the government to dissolve this illegal force.      Full news...


  • February 16, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A young girl killed by powerful locals in north Afghanistan
    TOLOnews.com (Translated by RAWA): President Hamid Karzai has strongly condemned the killing of a young girl in Takhar province in a newspaper. 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.      Full news...

  • February 6, 2011 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Iranian regime mutilated bodies of dead Afghan workers
    Radio Azadi (Translated by RAWA): Recently, bodies of some Afghan workers in Iran have been brought back to Ghor province in Afghanistan. The examination of the bodies shows that they have been cut and sewn back for unknown reasons. The relatives of the dead claim that maybe these operations have been performed to remove and sell the internal organs of the workers.      Full news...

  • August 8, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Taliban Hang a 47-year Old Woman
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): Armed Taliban hung a 47-year old woman in the Qaadis District of Badghis Province. This was reported to PAN by Mullah Muhammad Yousuf, one of the local commanders of the Taliban in the Qaadis Khordak area of Badghis Province, this morning (August 8th). He said that the woman named Baidi Sanam, resident of the Qaadis Khordak in Qaadis District, was hung for the crime of getting pregnant.      Full news...

  • July 31, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    2300 Women and Girls Commit Suicide in Afghanistan Each Year
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): A recent research in Afghanistan shows that the number of women committing suicide in the country has been increasing. Faiz Mohammad Kakkar, the advisor of the president of Afghanistan in healthcare matters who took part in this research said that the reason for 90% of the suicides were acute depression or mental illnesses.      Full news...

  • June 10, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Rapists of a Child are Still Free After a Year
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): The sons of a female member of the Provincial council of Helmand, who raped a child last year, are still free from the hold of the law despite repeated demands and the orders of the authorities. Not everyone has the ability to watch the extremely shocking video clip of this rape, which has reached Kabul as well.      Full news...

  • May 4, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    An Afghan Woman Beheaded in Zabul
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): A woman in Qalat city of Zabul was killed in a mysterious manner. A police source who refused to name himself, told PAN on May 3rd that this incident had occurred in the Kharwarian area of Qalat. According to him the woman killed was called Zakira and her body had been found this morning by the security forces near the Kabul-Kandahar Highway.      Full news...

  • May 2, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Body Parts of Afghans Sentenced to Death in Iran Are Removed
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): Some MPs have reported that body parts of Afghans who are sentenced to death in Iran, are being removed. Today’s parliamentary session was mainly about the Afghans executed in Iran. The arguments turned very sour after Sadiqqui Zada Neeli, representative of Daikundi, spoke of supporting Iran. Neeli said that Iran carries out the sentences with the consent of those sentenced.      Full news...

  • April 27, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    37 children die every hour in Afghanistan
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): 22 children under the age of five and 15 children below the age of one die every hour. And every 30 minutes, a mother dies during childbirth. These statistics were announced by Dr. Suraya Dalil, Deputy Minister for Policy and Planning and Acting Minister of Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) in a press conference in Kabul with Dr. Eric Laroche, Assistant Director-General Health Action in Crises, World Health Organization (WHO).      Full news...

  • March 30, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The Nightmare Will End When We Wake Up!  America, Please Open Your Eyes!
    RAWA News: Another year another peace rally. The wars rage on, and the struggle continues. Like at all the others, I felt inwardly horrified. A billion wailing voices echoed in my mind. On we go with this tragedy of intention and this comedy of errors while the bodies pile higher. I long to take the needle off this skipping record and rest it on my broken heart. There alone can truth be sourced. A mind is too easily corrupted.      Full news...

  • February 18, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Two Afghan women are publicly flogged by local warlord in Ghor
    RAWA News: According to reports by Afghan media, ordered by a local warlord called Fazl Ahad, two Afghan women were publicly flogged in Ghor province in Western Afghanistan. Spokesman of Ghor’s Governor, Abdul Hai Khatibi said these women were forcibly married in Dolina district, but later they both ran away from their husbands' houses. Police in Heart arrested the two and returned them to their village and handed over to their husbands.      Full news...

  • January 30, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A Mullah Imam Arrested for Raping Two Women
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): The police say that they have arrested a Mullah Imam (a religious cleric who leads the prayers) in connection with the rape of two women in the Imam Sahib District of Kunduz Province. Police chief of Imam Sahib District, Abdul Qayum Ibrahimi stated the culprit’s name as Mullah Rahmatullah and told PAN that he was an Imam in the mosque of the Baika village and had been arrested two days back as he thought to be involved in the rape of two women.      Full news...

  • January 24, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A Young Afghan Girl Committed Self-immolation
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): 17-year-old Amina of Chakhansoor District of Nimroz Province committed self-immolation and died because of a forced engagement to an old man. Habibullah, one of Amina’s relatives, told PAN that Dur Mohammad had engaged his daughter (Amina) to 55-year old Faiz Mohammad and in exchange had engaged Faiz’s 22-year old daughter to himself.      Full news...

  • January 10, 2010 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A Newly-Married Bride Dies of Self-Immolation in Afghanistan
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): With the death of this newly-married bride the number of dead girls and women in this area of the western region has reached 47 this year. The doctors in the regional hospital of Herat say that this woman was called Halima and had died in the hospital two nights back. Dr. Mohammad Arif Jalali, director of the regional burn hospital of Herat told PAN that 15-year old Halima, resident of the Qadis District of Badghis Province, had married three months back.      Full news...

  • December 28, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    An Afghan woman ousted from her home by husband dies of cold
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): Workers in the Human Rights Commission of Daikundi Province say that a woman was ousted from her home due to the violence by her husband and died outside on the way. Hassan Ali Faiz, director of the Human Rights Commission of Daikundi Province told PAN that the incident had occurred on the night of 10th Muharram (Dec. 28) in the Ishtarli District.      Full news...

  • December 3, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Matthis Chiroux to Obama: “We will be your insurgency”
    The government won this round. 30,000 more troops is a clear loss for us and more importantly the people of Afghanistan. .... Obama is a war president and we are a peace movement. As long as we’re moving, Obama, and you refuse to be governed, we’ll refuse to be governed. Your racist wars will end and this world will know peace in our lifetimes. Until that day, rest assured that WE WILL BE YOUR INSURGENCY!      Full news...


  • October 7, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    The time to leave Afghanistan is now
    The Des Moines Register: On Saturday, former Pakistani President Pervez Musharraf made a visit to Clive, flanked by a phalanx of U.S.-government supplied secret servicemen. In a lavish private reception, a senator, congressman and former governor welcomed the former military general, who seized power in a 1999 coup and resigned under pressure last year. On Tuesday, with no security forces in tow, a young Afghan woman who goes by the pseudonym Zoya slipped into Des Moines to speak at a public library.      Full news...



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