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Source: The Guradian

'I lost consciousness': woman whipped by the Taliban over burqa without veil

Today 11:47 GMT

One of four women who was recently subjected to a brutal public lashing by armed Taliban fighters in Afghanistan has spoken about her experience, amid an increase of violent punishments given to those violating its strict interpretation of religious law.

A resident of Afghanistan’s Sancharak district in Sar-i-pul – a northern province, where the Taliban has tried to impose strict sharia laws and restrict women’s mobility – Aziza spoke to the Guardian after the flogging last month.

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Source: DW

How does the International Criminal Court answer criticisms that it is illegitimate?

Thursday 20:01 GMT

Send Facebook Twitter google+ Whatsapp Tumblr linkedin stumble Digg reddit Newsvine. The president of the International Criminal Court has no clear answer for US officials who have attacked the court’s moves to investigate alleged US war crimes in Afghanistan.

"We are urging them to reconsider their position and join the court and cooperate because this court was established for reasons that America cared about in the first place," Eboe-Osuji said.

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Source: BBC

Deportation reversed for husband of US soldier

Wednesday 15:25 GMT

A man whose wife died in Afghanistan while fighting for the US military was deported and sent to Mexico before he was later returned to the US.

Vieyra, who deployed to Afghanistan as a military police officer, was killed by enemy fighters in Konar province, east of Kabul, in 2010 at the age of 22. After her death, her widower was granted parole in place - a US immigration exemption for "urgent humanitarian reasons or significant public benefit" for the families of service members - according to his lawyer Ezequiel Hernandez.

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Source: The Guradian

US deports husband of soldier killed in Afghanistan – then lets him back in

Wednesday 15:25 GMT

US immigration officials deported the husband of a soldier killed in Afghanistan – then reversed course and let him back into the country.

A Brooklyn couple was arrested after attempting to visit their pregnant daughter and soldier son in law at New York’s Fort Drum.


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