Sahar Gul, 14, at a women's shelter in Kabul.

Afghanistan Law To Silence Victims Of Honour Killings, Domestic Violence and Forced Marriage

A new law in Afghanistan might allow the perpetrators of domestic violence, honour killings and forced marriages to commit these crimes without any consequences – simply because they are related to the victim. The controversial change to Afghanistan’s criminal prosecution code prevents relatives of the accused from testifying against them. This means that any crime…

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The World Is Watching, Putin

Yevgeny Vitishko, an environmental activist in Russia, has been sentenced to 15 days in prison for swearing at a bus stop. Prior to his arrest on Monday 3 February, Yevgeny and his fellow activists were being harassed over of their voicing of ecological concerns surrounding the Games. Conveniently, his 15 day prison term ensures that…