Hundreds of Afghan women jailed for the so-called moral crimes, including running away from home and have sex outside of marriage. So reports a human rights organization Human Rights Watch (HRW).
In the report called that woman was convicted of escaping from domestic violence. Too many rape victims in prison.
Sex outside of marriage-even in the context of rape, adultery and is also regarded as a moral evil.
The report, titled'' I had to escape'' was published in Kabul on Wednesday (28/03/2012).
According to the report, the government of President Hamid Karzai under the rules of international law for failing to meet its obligations.
'' It was shocking that 10 years after the Taliban fell, women are still imprisoned for running away, either from domestic violence and forced marriage,'' said HRW Executive Director Kenneth Roth.
The report prompted the government to free about 400 women and children, both from prison and a special children's custody.
"Some women and children were declared adultery even when she was raped or forced into prostitution," the report said. "Judges often sentence by confession without a lawyer and signed statement from the woman who can not read or write."
'' The punishment meted out is sometimes very long, even more than 10 years.''
The report said the situation was aggravated attitudes related Karzai unclear position of women.
'' Unwilling or unable to take a firm line that consistently faced with the conservative forces in his country, he often makes compromises that would have a negative impact on women's rights.''
Earlier this month, President Karzai'' support'' the rules of conduct issued by the clergy that allowed a husband beating his wife under certain circumstances.
Many activists are now concerned, the Government of Afghanistan has led many setbacks instead of trying to win the hearts of the conservatives for their political interests.