A Killing Commanded by Tradition ...Within an hour, the entire village would learn that the 25-year-old married woman had been discovered in a darken
May 5, 2005

A Killing Commanded by Tradition

...Within an hour, the entire village would learn that the 25-year-old married woman had been discovered in a darkened nearby hut with her lover. Within two days, Amina was dead -- killed by her fellow villagers April 20 after the men of the community ruled that she had violated Islamic law by having an affair with a neighbor.

Amina's fate highlights the magnitude of the challenge faced by Afghanistan's central government as it attempts to extend the rule of modern law and democratic processes beyond the nation's capital, more than three years after the defeat of the repressive and fundamentalist Islamic Taliban government....read on

I guess after millions of women voted, not much has changed.

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