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Immediate Release of Gulnaz and her daugher

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We, the undersigned, call on the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan President Karzai to Gulnaz. This petition is a call from concerned persons around the world to the Afghan government for clemency and the immediate release Gulnaz and her daughter from Badhambagh prison and to clear her from all charges.

In 2009, 18-year old Gulnaz was raped, impregnated as a result of the rape, and subsequently put in prison for adultery. Gulnaz (who was a virgin and unmarried) was raped by her cousin’s husband. She along with her baby daughter, who was born in prison, have been imprisoned for almost two years. She has been dragged through and victimized again by the justice system and was told her only way for her to maintain her honor and to secure her & her daughter's release out of prison was for her to marry the man who raped her.

Gulnaz has been told she has been sentenced to three years for not reporting her attack early enough. We expect the immediate release of Gulnaz and her daughter from prision, with no conditions. We request the courage and action of the Afghan government to stand up for all human rights, especially those pertaining to women like Gulnaz, who have been imprisoned for moral crimes.

For more information on Gulnaz's plight for justice please visit:
1. http://edition.cnn.com/2011/11/23/world/meast/afghan-rape-victim/index.html?hpt=hp_c3

2. http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-asia-15678935

3.  http://www.washingtonpost.com/world/asia-pacific/eu-scraps-its-own-film-about-afghan-women-imprisoned-for-moral-crimes-sparking-backlash/2011/11/16/gIQADqtDQN_story.html



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