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  • 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 3, 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 1, 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...

  • October 7, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Self-immolation of a young Afghan girl in Jawzjan province
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): Twenty five years old Shafiqa set herself on fire in Jowzjan province in Northern Afghanistan, Abdul Rahim, the chief investigator to Police department of Khanaqa said.He added, after the incident one of the neighbors informed the police and they transferred Shafiqa, who was badly burned, to the Shebrghan (center of Jowsjan) local hospital.      Full news...


  • September 23, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Eight civilians killed in air raid of foreign troops in Helmand
    PAN (translated by RAWA): Eight civilians are killed and four others wounded in the air strike by foreign troops, a number of residents from the Marja district of Helmand province are claiming... Another resident named Norullah from the same district told PAN that there were no Taliban near this village but the armed Taliban from the nearby village had fired on helicopters.      Full news...

  • September 17, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Poor Kabulis survive by eating domestic animals food
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): Poverty in the month of Ramadan shows itself with much harsher face in the dinning cloth of most of the families in Kabul city.... The monthly income of Marzia is 1,500 Afghanis equivalent to 30 dollars which she takes from the government as her husband's pension. Once her husband has been a worker of municipality but now extremely needs to be cured and this money is even not enough for the cost of his sickness. This man already was paralyzed and now he is also suffering from mental problem and is always needs someone to take care of him.      Full news...

  • August 16, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Will Election end the warlordism and corruption in Afghanistan?
    RAWA News: 20th August 2009 Elections is coursing in Afghanistan in a time that the call for improved governance, particularly at sub national level in Afghanistan has become increasingly urgent, as expressions and concerns over dissatisfaction, an increasingly virulent insurgency and the corrosive effects of corruption which has become part of a complex triad (corruption, opium economy and terrorism) where warlords, insurgents, factional leaders, corrupt officials and drug dealers are contributing to its sustenance has increasingly grown.      Full news...

  • June 22, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A Young Afghan Boy Committed Suicide in Takhar Province
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): An 18-year-old Afghan boy named Nabiullah set himself on fire on his father’s grave and died in hospital in the in Takhar province, in Northern Afghanistan. ... according to information Nabiullah was the youngest one in his family and had lost his father in recent years but his elder brothers stopped him from going to school and forced him to do a job... it is possible that the economic and family problems were causes of the boy’s self-immolation.      Full news...

  • June 21, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Honor-Killing in Afghanistan: Father Kills His Daughter and Her Lover
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): A father brutally murdered his daughter and a young boy for having love affairs in Samangan province, Northern Afghanistan. He stabbed them many times with a knife. The girl was named Shakila and was 18 years old and the boy named Ghulam Sakhi was 22. This savage incident took place at 3 in the morning in Haji Umar Village of Aibak city (centre of Samangan).      Full news...

  • June 21, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Three Women Killed, 11 Injured in a Clash of NATO and Taliban
    Three women were killed and another eleven civilian injured in a clash between NATO and armed Taliban the previous day in Dare Peech of Kunar Province. According to the governor, the Afghan and NATO forces retaliated and a fight took place. Wahidi said that during the clash some of the bullets were fired in a populated area on people’s homes, as a result of which 3 women were killed and 11 others, including 6 children, were injured.      Full news...

  • June 10, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Governor of Jowzjan Province Accused of Wasting Foreign Aid
    RAWA News: Mohammad Hashim Zare, the governor of Jowzjan province in Northern Afghanistan, has been accused of wasting the aid donated to the people of this province by Turkmenistan, central government and other organizations which has been sent to the flood-affected people in that province. Ferouza Quraishi, the deputy of the Provincial Council of Jowzjan called the governor inefficient” and said the aid has not reached those in need.      Full news...

  • March 17, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    An Afghan woman commits self-immolation in Herat
    RAWA News: A 27 years old Afghan woman committed self-immolation and died in Pushtoon Zarghon district of Herat province in Western Afghanistan on Monday, March 16. Local officials confirmed the incident and say apparently she had committed self-immolation due to domestic violence. They say an investigation has been started.      Full news...

  • March 8, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    In Afghanistan 8th March celebrated with self-immolation
    BBC Persian (Translated by RAWA): At the threshold of International Women’s Day, Afghan officials give the news of self-immolation in eastern Afghanistan. According to the local officials of Herat province, a 45-year-old woman committed self-immolation due to ‘poverty and mental pressures’.      Full news...

  • February 5, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Alia's husband poured acid on her face in Kunduz
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): A man poured acid on the face of his wife and she is in a critical condition in the Kunduz Hospital. This act was committed in the Fourth Region of Kunduz City last night by a teacher called Shakir Mohammad against his 26-year old wife, Alia. According to her information, Alia had not gone to Khan Abad with him and stayed in her father’s home. Her husband had entered and the splashed acid on her face the moment he faced her.      Full news...

  • February 1, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Gul Afroz, 13-Year Old Gang-Rape Victim Demands Severe Punishment for the Rapists
    Wakht News Agency (Translated by RAWA): Authorities of the Human Rights Organization and Gul Afroz’s family, a girl who was raped, demanded severe punishment for the people accused of being involved in the crime; saying the order of the preliminary court of the Sar-e-Pul province is not enough. 13-year old Gul Afroz was gang-raped by two armed men three months back in the Kohistanat District of Sar-e-Pul Province. The accusers are not contented with the sentence of the court.      Full news...

  • January 16, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Afghanistan: Fundamental injustice
    The Journal: After NATO's invasion of Afghanistan in 2001, most people thought the world had finally remembered and rescued a country drowned in pain and sorrow. But despite the attention paid by the international community, today Afghanistan is one of the poorest, most under-developed countries in the world. RAWA believes that no other nation can liberate Afghan women, and it is their own responsibility to raise and fight for their rights. In this hard fight we need the support and solidarity of peace-loving and democratic-minded people of the world.      Full news...

  • January 14, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Residents Complain of Public Helath Ministry in Kabul
    Tolo T.V. (Translated by RAWA): The relatives of patients admitted in the Jamhooriat Hospital complain about the lack of hygienic equipments, necessary medicines and carelessness of the people in charge in the Ministry of Public Health. They say they even have to buy the important equipments of surgery from the bazaar. The head of the surgery department of the Jamhooriat Hospital confirmed the statements and said they have many problems and no steps have been taken by the Ministry of Public Health to solve the matters. A hospital worker said, “We buy all items, from the thread with which we sew the cuts to the substance with which the cut is washed.”      Full news...

  • January 4, 2009 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    A 12-year old Boy Raped in Afghanistan
    PAN (Translated by RAWA): A 12-year old boy in Faryab province was raped. General Mohammad Sadiq, commander of the Commanding Security of Faryab, told PAN that the boy was named Farhad and had been kidnapped a day back. Two men in a Corolla car had kidnapped him from the city of Maimana to the Shireen Tugab District and raped him there. He added that after that the rapists had intoxicated him and freed him from a Corolla car in the Friday Bazaar in Maimanah (capital city of Faryab) and escaped from there.      Full news...

  • December 30, 2008 :: RSS :: Print :: Email
    Two Gang-Rape Victims in Afghanistan Cry for Justice
    Tolo TV (Translated by RAWA): Rape victims demand severe punishments for the people involved in the crime. Two girls, thirteen and twelve years old, were gang-raped by powerful men and regional commanders in Sar-e-Pul about four months back. They say that till now no measures have been taken against the people who had raped them. They demanded justice from the government and legal and judicial bodies. Increasing cases of rape, especially those of children, have greatly worried people in the country. Human rights organizations have also expressed concern over the terrible aftermath of the rapes.      Full news...



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