Amendment to draft law demanded
“Like others, we are extremely concerned about Article 26 of the draft Criminal Procedure Code,” the US embassy said, adding it had raised its concerns with the Afghan Parliament and the government.
In a statement, the embassy hoped to see the language amended. “We will continue to urge the government of Afghanistan, as we do in countries around the world, to uphold its human rights commitments and protect the rights of women and girls.”
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