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Ironic Human Rights Violations (14): Afghan Defender of Women’s Rights Turns Out to Be Islamist Prosecutor

Maria Bashir with Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton at the Women of Courage Awards Kevin Lamarque:Reuters

Maria Bashir with Michelle Obama and Hillary Clinton at the Women of Courage Awards, photo by Kevin Lamarque / Reuters

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Maria Bashir, according to Time magazine on of the 100 most influential people in the world, is Afghanistan’s only female head prosecutor. She is renowned for her daily struggle against abusive husbands and cultural or religious traditions harmful to Afghan women.

However, it appears that she is also a prolific prosecutor of women accused of so-called moral crimes such as adultery.

According to Human Rights Watch Afghan women can get up to 15 years in jail, with many women convicted of adultery after being raped or forced into prostitution. (source)

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