Monday, April 6, 2009

Afghan "Rape Law" to be Halted, Revised

The proposed new Afghan law that would make rape within marriage legal for Shia Muslims is apparently now being halted and revised.

Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Lawrence Cannon said, "A decision was made to halt this legislation, and at the same time send this package back to the minister of Justice so that the minister of Justice can put together a package that will abide, of course, by the constitution of Afghanistan and at the same time respect the rights of individuals — of course, the rights of women."

Read the full article here.

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