Taliban Allows Parents & Diplomats to See Detained Aid Workers
In the latest development in the Taliban’s arrest of international humanitarian workers for allegedly “promoting Christianity,” two American parents and diplomats from Australia, Germany, and the United States were finally granted permission to visit the eight detained workers. Though the eight foreign prisoners from Shelter Now International (SNI) were reported to be in good condition, both physically and emotionally, the situation of detained Afghan workers is yet unclear.
The Taliban has announced that all the prisoners, including the eight international workers, may be subject to the death penalty. While many believe that the foreigners will eventually be released and expelled from Afghanistan, the Afghan prisoners are expected to be subjected to severe sentences, possibly death.
Media Resources: Associated Press, Reuters - August 28, 2001
3/10/2014 Report Finds Record Number of Women Winning Political Seats Worldwide - The Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) - an international organization of parliamentarians - released its annual review of Women in Parliament last week at the United Nations, showing a record number of women winning Parliamentary seats around the world.
Overall, there was a 1.5 percentage increase last year in the number of women holding seats in government worldwide. . . .