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UN Report: Afghan Legal System Failing Women

A new United Nations report says Afghanistan's judicial system is still failing women, even with the Islamic fundamentalist Taliban out of power. The report released Sunday says only 5 percent of cases of violence against women result in punishment for the criminals. U.N. Assistant Secretary-General for Human Rights Ivan Simonovic said at a Kabul news conference, "Interviews with women and girls subjected to violence revealed that negative perceptions of the justice system as...

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