The Afghan Islamic Press (AIP) reported Sunday that Afghan scholar Abdul Rahim Muslim Dost has offered $113 for U.S. President Bill Clinton's head.
"If anyone kills Clinton I will pay a reward of five million afghanis ($113)," Dost was quoted as saying. "If America sets the price of Osama bin Laden at $5 million, then we can set the price of the American president at five million afghanis," he threatened.
The United States has offered a five million dollar reward for the capture of Osama bin Laden, the man accused of masterminding the August 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania. More than two hundred people were killed by the bombs. The Taliban is harboring bin Laden in Afghanistan and refers to him as their "honored guest."
12/9/2013 Mixed Results for Afghanistan's Anti-Violence Against Women Law - The United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA) and the Office of the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) released their annual report on violence against women in Afghanistan yesterday, revealing mixed results of the country's Elimination of Violence against Women Law.
"A Way to Go: An Update on Implementation of the Law on the Elimination of Violence against Women in Afghanistan [PDF]," found that there was a 28 percent increase in reports of violence against women from 2012 to 2013 , but only 17 percent of those were prosecuted under EVAW - a small 2 percent increase from last year.
The law, which was issued by the executive decree of President Hamid Karzai in 2009, criminalizes 22 acts of violence against women and specifies punishment for perpetrators. . . .