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Alarm rises over future for Afgfhan women prisoners

Herat jail, home to 169 inmates, is Afghanistan's second-largest prison for women. Many of the inmates are here after fleeing abuse or forced marriages. Rape victims are also routinely jailed on the grounds that they had sex outside marriage. Some have given birth in prison. Sima Alizada insists she's committed no crime. (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) SIMA ALIZADA, FEMALE PRISONER, ACCUSED OF MURDERING HER SISTER- IN- LAW; SAYING: "I and my mother are accused of murdering my sister-in-law but it is not true, we haven't committed any sin. She was suffering from a stomach illness but the government blamed us for her death. It is almost two years that we are imprisoned . The government sentenced me to six years in prison and my mother eight years." The head of Herat jail says for now the prison offers training in English and computer classes, skills that many women might otherwise never have acquired. (SOUNDBITE) (Dari) AFGHAN FEMALE COLONEL, SIMA PAZHM

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