// 8 October 2005

Two stories have come out of Afghanistan this week, reflecting the uneven progress of women’s rights and other basic freedoms in the country.

The editor of a magazine called Women’s Rights has been arrested at the bequest of a presidential advisor, after he published articles criticising hard-line interpretations of Islamic law.

Ali Mohaqiq Nasab’s imprisonment follows a direct complaint by a religious advisor to president Hamid Karzai.

Meanwhile, early indications are that a number of women’s rights activists have won seats in parliament.

Have Your say

Comments are closed on this post

Further Reading

Has The F-Word whet your appetite? Check out our Resources section, for listings of feminist blogs, campaigns, feminist networks in the UK, mailing lists, international and national websites and charities of interest.

Write for us!

Got something to say? Something to review? News to discuss? Well we want to hear from you! Click here for more info

  • The F-Word on Twitter
  • The F-Word on Facebook
  • Our XML Feeds