Leadership Council for Human Rights

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Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Provincial Director of Afghan Women's Affairs Ministry Killed

The Associated Press reported yesterday that Safia Ama Jan, provincial director for the Ministry of Women's Affairs in Afghanistan, was murdered on her way to work by the Taliban. She ran a secret school for girls during Taliban times, and was "an active proponent of women's rights" in Kandahar. Female parliamentarian Fariba Ahmedi told the AP: "The enemy of Afghanistan killed her, but they should know it will not derail women from the path we are on."

For the full story of Safia's tragic death, click here.


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