Amnesty says half a million Afghans displaced

KABUL Afghanistan (AP) - Every day, 400 people join the ranks of half a million displaced by fighting and natural disaster in Afghanistan and the country's government has been hampering international efforts to help them, Amnesty International said Thursday. A new, disturbing report by Amnesty...

Afghanistan’s Dancing Boys Are Human Rights Victims

Without context, the term "dancing boys" might appear to be innocent in nature, such as a reference to a youth dance troupe. Even the Afghani term "bacha bazi," which roughly translates as "boy play," doesn't fully convey the human rights abuses inflicted upon such...

Afghan child bride's in-laws sentenced for torture

KABUL Afghanistan (AP) - The in-laws of a child bride who became the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for torture, abuse and human rights violations, a judge said Saturday. The plight of Full version (available to lexis.com...

Afghani Schools, Women’s Human Rights, and the Rule of Law

If you're an adult Afghani woman, you're probably one of the 94% who never attended school because the Taliban prohibited it. Although 3 million girls now attend school in Afghanistan, the long-term prospects for receiving an education are grim. To attend school means to risk your life...

Afghan police say man killed wife for wanting job

KABUL Afghanistan (AP) - A man in a western Afghan city has confessed to stabbing his wife to death to prevent her from taking a job outside the home, police said Monday. Mohammad Anwar, who was arrested in the provincial capital for the murder, said he Full version (available to lexis.com subscribers...