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The Right Honourable Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada


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Women Living Under Muslim Laws condemns the cowardly attack on Fawzia Koofi, member of the Afghan team negotiating talks with the Taliban. We hope for her early and complete recovery.

This is the second time that the Taliban and/or their ideological collaborators have made an attempt on the life of the former Member of Parliament and women’s rights activist, who has been a vocal critic of the Taliban and their indiscriminate killings and misogynistic views.  

Originally published at Free Women Writers, here

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Written by: Marjan Asadullah

The following article can be found on, a sister organisation run by WLUML networker Noorjahan Akbar. Free Women Writers works to improve the lives of Afghan women through advocacy, storytelling, and education.

Dear readers,

The year is almost at its end. We want to take some time to thank each and every one of you for your support and solidarity throughout 2017 and share some of the year’s highlights with you.

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Today, the Prosecutor of the International Criminal Court ("ICC" or "the Court"), Fatou Bensouda, requested authorisation from the Court's Judges to initiate an investigation into alleged war crimes and crimes against humanity, committed in the context of the ongoing armed conflict in the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan ("Afghanistan").

In March 2015, a violent, hysterical mob beat, torched, and killed a woman, ran her over with a car, made her face unrecognizable, and threw her corpse in the Kabul river. Thousands of onlookers watched on like it was a spectacle to be enjoyed, not intervening, and hence, adding to the brutality.

The woman’s crime? “Burning the Quran”—which, as substantial evidence proved later, was an entirely false allegation.

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