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Abdullah stresses on reforms in judiciary

AT Monitoring Desk-KABUL: Following a report by Amnesty International which revealed that women’s rights defenders are under constant threat and attack in Afghanistan, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Abdullah Abdullah on Wednesday stressed on brining reforms in judiciaries.

Abdullah told a conference that without abiding by the human rights, peace and stability cannot be ensured in the country.

Salil Shetty, Amnesty International’s secretary general, has said that they have conducted interviews with more than 50 women rights activists or their relatives across Afghanistan which shows that in only one case an arrest was made and in the rest of the cases the activists were consistently ignored.

Chairperson of the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission, Sima Samar, expressed concern over women’s rights in the country, and said that women are tortured in several prisons in the country therefore they need help, this should be stopped and perpetrators should be punished.

Head of the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), Nicholas Haysom, said that women should have a larger role in the government and their rights be secured.

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