Tuesday, October 21, 2008

So... is this really better than Soviet occupation?

KABUL, Afghanistan — An appeals court sentenced a young Afghan journalist to 20 years in prison for blasphemy on Tuesday, overturning a death sentence ordered by a provincial court but raising further concerns of judicial propriety in the case.

The defendant, Sayed Parwiz Kambakhsh, 23, was a journalism student in the northern city of Mazar-i-Sharif and worked for a daily newspaper there. He was arrested last October and accused of printing and distributing an article from the Internet about Islam and women’s rights, on which he had written some comments about the Prophet Muhammad’s failings on that issue.

(the emphasis is mine)

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/22/world/asia/22afghan.html?hp

I guess... "freedom" is messy? ((C) Rumsfeld)

1 comment:

inna said...

this is so much darkness in the world. terrible...