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Afghanistan: Woman killed for “dishonouring” family

Headline Title:  Afghanistan: Woman killed for “dishonouring” family 30 April 2013 The public killing of a woman in Afghanistan is further proof that the authorities are still failing to tackle the shocking levels of gender-based violence in the country, Amnesty International said today.The woman, who has two children, was shot dead on Monday 22 April by her father in front of a crowd of about 300 people in the village of Kookchaheel, in the Aabkamari district of Badghis province in north-western Afghanistan.The woman, named Halima and believed to be between 18 and 20 years old, was…

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