AFGHANISTAN. DEATH PENALTY FOR YOUNG JOURNALIST WHO REPORTED ON THE CONDITIONS OF WOMEN
January 22, 2008: A young journalism student was sentenced to death for blasphemy and defaming Islam.
Sayed Perwiz Kambaksh, 23, was arrested last October in Balkh province, northern Afghanistan, for distributing a paper allegedly against the tenets of Islam. Sources said that the material was about the conditions of women in the country. ..........