Supreme Court of Afghanistan has addressed 7200 cases of violence against women over the past four years, Amanullah Iman, spokesperson of the top court said while speaking in a conference in the government media center on Wednesday on the eve of International Woman’s Day.
Iman added that out of the total number of cases of violence against women which have been addressed there are 920 cases of rape, 720 beatings, 320 murder, 145 women abuse, 113 cases of suicide, 87 assaults and 41 cases of Women’s injuries.
He further explained that 4900 other cases were forced prostitution, death threats, abortion, abduction, under age marriage, women’s sale, and the prohibition of the right to marry that their perpetrators, in accordance with the laws of the country have been sentenced by the courts.
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It was noted that most cases were recorded in Herat followed by Balkh, Kunduz and Kandahar provinces. He emphasized that a special courts for addressing the cases of violence against women have been established in 22 provinces of the country over the past two years.