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Afghans protest public killing of woman

4:50 AM, Jul 11, 2012   |    comments
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KABUL, Afghanistan -- More than 50 men and women have taken to the streets of Kabul to protest the recent public slaying of a married Afghan woman accused of adultery.

A video of the killing shows the woman being shot multiple times about 10 days ago in Parwan province, north of Kabul.

The execution-style killing set off a storm of condemnations from President Hamid Karzai, the U.S. Embassy, the top NATO military commander in Afghanistan and others.

The case was a reminder that women still suffer shocking abuse in Afghanistan. 

Wednesday's rally also indicates views on women's rights could be slowly changing.

The demonstrators walked from the Afghan Ministry of Women's Affairs to a traffic circle near a U.N. compound in the capital.

Some shouted: "Death to those who did this act!"

The Associated Press

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