Saturday, September 12, 2009

Student condemned for distributing women's rights information now free  

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Stories like this make me really grateful that I live in the U.S.

A student in Afghanistan, Sayed Pervez Kambaksh, was sentenced to death for distributing information regarding the role of women in Islam. He was convicted of "distributing blasphemous material."

"Blasphemous material"!!!

Thankfully, he has now been freed, but as his brother publicly stated, "Pervez should never have been put in that position." All he advocated for was the bettering of women's lives.

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1 comments: to “ Student condemned for distributing women's rights information now free


  • February 1, 2010 at 10:00 PM  

    It is amazing to see other students participate in fighting for women rights, but it is even better to see a male do it, too! This boy was also from a culture where women are not given equal opportunities. For a young male to stand up for women it shows how every individual can stand up for what he/she believes is right or wrong, especially in a different culture where it is much more of a struggle to do so. More men should be courageous enough to take a risk and participate in fighting for women rights!