2 Years In Jail For Criticising Islam in Afghanistan
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Friday December 09, 2005 19:45 by WCPI - Letter in Workers Solidarity
Text of a letter recieved by the WSM from the Workers Communist Party Of Iraq..
The Islamic state of Afghanistan has sentenced Ali Mohaqeq Nasab, executive manager of Women's Right journal to two years imprisonment for criticising Islam.
2 Years In Jail For Criticising Islam
Text of a letter recieved by the WSM from the Workers
Communist Party Of Iraq..
The Islamic state of Afghanistan has sentenced Ali Mohaqeq Nasab,
executive manager of Women's Right journal to two years imprisonment
for criticising Islam. This is an outrageous trial, an outright
violation of freedom of speech and women's rights.
The people of Afghanistan have been victimized and terrorised by
political Islam for over two decades. The fall of the Taliban brought
some hope to women and to freedom loving people - that atrocities
committed daily by these religious thugs would stop, that people
would enjoy freedom and that women could throw down their veils and
participate in social life.
This hope was soon shattered by the plans of the US and the West
to help bring another Islamic-tribal government into power. The
formation of a new Islamic state, with the tribal constitution
assembly, was opposed by libertarian and progressive organizations.
Objections were dismissed, and atrocities, violation of women s
rights, kidnapping and raping of women and young girls, violation of
human rights, and basic civil liberties continued.
This sentence must be condemned by all women's rights activists,
freedom loving people, humanitarian organisations and secularists. We
should fight against political Islam in any corner of the world. We
stopped Sharia courts in Canada; we should topple the Islamic states
in the Middle East.
Chair of Organisation for Women's Liberation
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