Friday, March 13, 2009

Freedom Falters in Afghanistan: Student Faces Prison for Downloading Story on (Heavens!) Women's Rights

AltTulsa likes free thought and wide-ranging debate. Those kind of activities sound like the marketplace of ideas, which is a very good thing in a democracy.

But there's no free thought in the formerly Taliban-dominated nation of Afghanistan, a country that we would like to be at least a little bit democratic.

Here's the latest example of anti-free-thought-expression in Afghanistan from the British newspaper, The Independent:
Student facing 20 years in hell

Afghan court secretly sentences student whose cause was taken up by The Independent. His crime? To download article on women's rights.

1 comment:

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