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Tuesday, October 21, 2008

Afghan Appeals Court Overturns Death Sentence For Journalist

The AP reports that an Afghan court has overturned a death sentence meted out to a journalist convicted of blasphemy, but still sentenced him to 20 years in prison. Parwez Kambakhsh had received a death sentence from a lower court for distributing an Internet article about women's rights. Mr. Kambakhsh still has the right to appeal the revised sentence to the country's Supreme Court.

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