Afghan women jailed over moral crimes

Associated Press
Picture taken March 28, 2013 shows Afghan female prisoner peering through the window in their cell at Badam Bagh, Afghanistan's central women's prison, in Kabul, Afghanistan. Two hundred-and-two women living in the six- year- old jail, the majority of the women are serving sentences of up to seven years for 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, all so-called “moral” crimes(. 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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