Most Afghan Women Serve Sentences in Elders’ Homes, Not Prisons

By Mohammadullah Himatyar SHARANA, Afghanistan, Oct 11 – When 18-year-old Fawzia was convicted of elopement and adultery, a local Afghan court in the southeastern province of Paktika sentenced her to jail. She soon discovered that she would not be serving the 18-month sentence in a government-run prison, but in the house of a tribal elder

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