Afghan women jailed over moral crimes

Associated Press
Picture taken March 28, 2013 shows Afghan female prisoner Adia, 27, at Badam Bagh, Afghanistan's central women's prison, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Adia left her husband, a drug addict, seeking shelter with her parents. They told her to go home to her husband, who had followed her demanding she return. She went to court to seek help but instead they sentenced her to six years in prison. Seven months pregnant, Adia will have her baby in jail.  (AP Photo/Anja Niedringhaus)

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The majority of the 202 Afghan women living in Badam Bagh, Afghanistan's central women's prison, are serving sentences of up to seven years for 'moral' crimes like leaving their husbands, refusing to accept a marriage arranged by their parents, or choosing to leave their parent's home with a man of their choice.

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