Tuesday, 29 April 2008

Student under Afghan death sentence, not forgotten

The case of Sayeed Pervez Kambaksh (see numerous earlier faith central posts) has not yet reached a resolution. The journalism student, condemned to death for circulating a paper questioning Islamic attitudes to women, remains in prison. Our Foreign Secretary's blog takes no different a line to his original one, and conveys no sense of urgency in the matter. Reporters without borders Asia editor Vincent Brossel sent Joanna this bulletin: "The lawyers are working on the defense and we guess it [the appeal] will start before the end of May. He is now in a safe cell in Kabul. Its true that several Afghan embassadors told us that he [President Karsai] will never sign the death sentence order." RSF have an interview with his brother,online. Read more

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