Clinton: Overturn Afghan law allowing rape

By David Edwards
Monday, April 6, 2009 13:03 EDT
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Secretary Hillary Clinton spoke out against an Afghan law that the United Nations says would essential legalize rape during an interview with Radio Free Europe Monday.

“I was deeply concerned because I do not think it reflects the values of the vast majority of the people of Afghanistan. This was a law, as I understand it, that was aimed at a minority of a minority, and it does impose harsh restrictions on women and children,” said Clinton. Reports say the law was signed by Afghan President Hamid Karzai earlier this month.

“I’ve expressed my concerns and objections about this law directly to President [Hamid] Karzai, and our president, President [Barack] Obama, has spoken about the fact [that] it truly is not in keeping with the direction that Afghanistan has been following.”

More details Of Secretary Clinton’s interview with Radio Free Europe are available here.

This video is from Radio Free Europe, broadcast Apr. 6, 2009.

Download video via RawReplay.com

David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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