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Malalai Joya: "a huge prison for millions"

By Dave Markland, published on, September 15, 2009

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We reported here last week on the quiet release of journalist/ student/ brother of intrepid journalist/ alleged feminist Pervez Kambakhsh, who had been imprisoned and sentenced to death (reduced to 20 years) for insulting Islam. Afghanistan's upper house of Parliament is angry about the release, according to Reuters:

The upper house of parliament said in a statement on September 14 that the release of the 24-year-old reporter who worked for the "Jahan-e Now" daily newspaper was contrary to Islamic values.

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