People Wanted the Death Penalty for Farkhunda’s Killers

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The families and friends of the murderers do not agree that the accused men should be either executed or sentenced to lengthy prison terms. It appears they did something to persuade the court to change the sentences.

Zahra T. introduction

Zahra T. grew up in Kabul in the post-Taliban era. She is a high school student and she hopes to study abroad in the future.

Brave and Strong Afghan Women, Raise Your Voices!

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Women in Afghanistan cannot even speak their hearts to a family member. As I write now about the problems of women in Afghanistan, my hand trembles.

The Rain

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I want to sing
Songs about everything
When you are with me.

A Man Like No Other

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Someday when I grow up
I want to be like you.

The Good Father

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The good father is a role model for his children
He adores his daughters
He does not despise them for being girls

My Life Guide

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She was beaten up many times by Taliban while going to work in Herat city because she was outside without a male family member.

What Should I Write?

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What should I write about Afghan women?
Their lives or deaths
Dreams or nightmares
Happiness or sadness

Their Hearts Were Made of Stone

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In the Dari language, farkhunda means “happiness.”

Zamarad introduction

Zamarad is a university student who was born in Kabul, but her family left Afghanistan during the Taliban years for Pakistan. She attended school there until the family returned several years later.