women's issues

Male Journalism Student Facing Death in Afghanistan

I came across this disturbing bit of news about the deteriorating situation for women in Afghanistan.

A young man, a student of journalism, is sentenced to death by an Islamic court for downloading a report from the internet. The sentence is then upheld by the country's rulers. This is Afghanistan -- not in Taliban times but six years after "liberation" and under the democratic rule of the West's ally, Hamid Karzai.