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Experts fear a 'Talibanization' of Afghan justice | Asia | DW.DE | 27.09.2012

The lashing of a teenage girl in Afghanistan for having an "illegal relationship" has caused an uproar inside and outside the country. Experts fear a "Talibanization" of the Afghan justice system.

On September 16, three mullahs in the southern Afghan province of Ghazni sentenced 16-year-old Sabera to 100 lashes for having an "illegal relationship" with a boy. On Monday, September 24, hundreds of students and rights activists took to the streets to protest so-called "desert trials" such as the one which tried Sabera, which take place without due process of law and are held by the Taliban and local clerics.

by In Wales (inwales aaat eurotrib.com) on Thu Sep 27th, 2012 at 04:25:38 PM EST
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Yes, yes, yes. We know. The ptb want the Afghan war to carry on forever because it's so lucrative, so, in advance of the 2014 pull out, suddenly we're being told that things are going to heck over there and awful things are happening.

NEWSFLASH : There has not been a single month since we invaded when awful things were not done to women in Afghanistan. We could have taken our role in reforming the country seriously back in 2002, but instead our f wit leadership decided that we'd had enough fun blowing up a medieval society and so went off and destroyed a 20th century one instead.

And anytime anyone suggested we'd wasted and continued to waste our blood and treasure they say "we're protecting the women" even if they weren't (which they weren't). And now, 10 years later, they're still not protecting the women and still claiming that, if we pull out, the women will have a hard time.

Well, it might have helped if you'd really done something about it in the first place by, I dunno, actually protecting the women

keep to the Fen Causeway

by Helen (lareinagal at yahoo dot co dot uk) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 03:27:56 AM EST
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I particularly appreciate how much the invasions of Iraq and Afghanistan have done to protect our freedoms in Europe and the US.
by ThatBritGuy (thatbritguy (at) googlemail.com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 07:29:00 AM EST
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Have just started to re-read Moby-Dick after 40 years of it sitting on my shelf--published 1851.

Page 29: "BLOODY BATTLE IN AFFGHANISTAN"

Could have erased 160 years off the calendar...

by asdf on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 02:02:02 PM EST
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See also John Watson, MD. (1880)

Wikipedia has a category called "Category:Wars involving Afghanistan". I know Wikipedians create category pages at the drop of a hat, but I still think that's the saddest thing I've seen today.

Any wonder they're fed up?

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sapere aude

by Number 6 on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 04:11:53 PM EST
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Wikipedia fell victim to one of the classic blunders - The most famous of which is "never get involved in a land war in Asia"

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Fri Sep 28th, 2012 at 11:12:31 PM EST
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This amused me.
by Metatone (metatone [a|t] gmail (dot) com) on Sat Sep 29th, 2012 at 02:25:30 AM EST
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Happy to be of service.

I distribute. You re-distribute. He gives your hard-earned money to lazy scroungers. -- JakeS
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Sat Sep 29th, 2012 at 02:37:08 AM EST
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