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Sunday, July 26, 2020

Afghan man burned his 14-year-old pregnant wife to death as an act of "killing honor"

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WATCH: A 40-year-old Afghan man burned his 14-year-old pregnant wife to death as an act of "killing honor."
The family of fourteen-year-old Zahra says she was tortured and set alight by her husband's family in the central province of Ghor.
This report gives a small glimpse into the miserable life of Child brides under the Sharia laws in Afghanistan, which recently became a member of the UN Human Rights Council.
Women and girls in Afghanistan are treated as property and continue to suffer oppression and abuse, but no one in the West seems to care, not the EU, not the UN, and not even human rights organizations.
In Afghanistan, ambiguously defined "moral crimes" or "bad character" can mean jail sentences, lashes in public and even public execution under Islamic laws.
According to Islamic tradition, the "honor" of the entire family is measured by women's behavior. Any action that may be perceived as harming the family's honor may cost the woman her life. In other words, a woman is required not only to obey Islam including its strict codes of modesty but also to completely obey her male guardians (husband, father, brother and even uncle).
Sharia laws permits child marriage, forced marriage, child brides, polygamy, FGM, acid attacks, honor killings, flogging, beheading and stoning.
The UN which ignores the crimes against humanity taking place in Afghanistan, recently elected the country to be a member of the UN Human Rights Council.
130 countries including Western countries voted to elect Afghanistan to the UN Human Rights Council, a country where child marriage, forced marriage, honor killings and Domestic violence are social norms.