Afghan Wives Protest Restricted Freedom

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CBNNews.com - About 300 women took to the streets of Kabul this week to protest a new law that restricts their freedom.

But the women were confronted by a large group of men calling them "dogs" and "slaves of the Christians."

Some of the men even threw stones at the women.

The new Afghan law essentially legalizes rape within marriage and restricts the rights of wives in Afghanistan.

"No matter what religion we belong to, what sect we follow, we all stand against this law," activist Sima Ghani said. "We want a reform of the law. We want a revisit of it and overturn of it."

Aalima, another protestor in the group, said it is worse than the Taliban's law.

"It even interferes with women's personal issues and says that a woman should submit to a man's desires," she said.

Afghan president Hamid Karzai signed the controversial law in March but is now under pressure to review it after widespread condemnation.

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