Clip File: Row over Afghan wife-starving legislation

The Beeb News reports that critics think President Hamid Karzai is betraying Afghan women.
An Afghan bill allowing a husband to starve his wife if she refuses to have sex has been published in the official gazette and become law.
Maybe we would have an easier time understanding what our late entry in The Great Game will get us if we stopped calling our client "Afghanistan" and started using its real name, The Islamic Republic of Afghanistan.

The rest of the story: Row over Afghan wife-starving law by Sarah Rainsford (BBC News 2009-08-15)

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