Excellent News!

by Joshua Foust on 9/8/2009

Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh, the journalist student from Mazar-i Sharif who was sentenced first to death and then to 20 years for printing an Iranian website questioning the subjugation of women in Islam has been released after two years of prison.

While it remains an unacceptable miscarriage of justice to have imprisoned him in the first place, we are ecstatic to hear of his release, and wish him the best.

Sayed Parwez Kambakhsh’s sentence commuted to 20 years
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Joshua Foust is a Fellow at the American Security Project and the author of Afghanistan Journal: Selections from Registan.net. His research focuses primarily on Central and South Asia. Joshua is a correspondent for The Atlantic and a columnist for PBS Need to Know. Joshua appears regularly on the BBC World News, Aljazeera, and international public radio. Joshua's writing has appeared in the Columbia Journalism Review, Foreign Policy’s AfPak Channel, the New York Times, Reuters, and the Christian Science Monitor. Follow him on twitter: @joshuafoust

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