Report details gender bias in Afghan courts

Human Rights Watch reports more than half of women inmates are jailed for fleeing domestic violence.
Last Modified: 02 Mar 2013 15:28

More than 10 years after the fall of the Taliban, critics say Afghanistan’s justice system remains heavily stacked against women.

According to Human Rights Watch, half the women in jail are being punished for fleeing from domestic abuse and violence, and even rape victims are being imprisoned for so-called "moral crimes".

Al Jazeera’s Jennifer Glasse reports from a women’s detention centre in Herat, Afghanistan.


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