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JE ME DEMANDE JUSQU'OU IRONT LES VIOLENCES FAITES AUX FEMMES ?????

Il voulait venger l’honneur de sa famille et pour cela il a commis un crime horrible. Fin avril, un villageois afghan, originaire de la province de Badghis, (nord-ouest de l'Afghanistan), près de la frontière avec le Turkménistan, a exécuté sa fille de trois balles de kalachnikov, rapporte l’AFP.

Alors que son mari se trouvait en Iran, Halima, une jeune femme qui serait âgée d’une vingtaine d’années, s’est enfuie avec un cousin, a expliqué à l’AFP le chef de la police provinciale, Sharafuddin Sharaf. Mais deux jours après son départ, elle a été abandonnée par le jeune homme. Elle a finalement été retrouvée par son père qui l’a ramenée au domicile. « Mais les gens ont commencé à parler au village de ce qui était arrivé et un neveu du père, un religieux enseignant le Coran dans une école, lui a dit que sa fille devait subir la peine capitale », explique Sharafuddin Sharaf. Alors que le cousin est en fuite et que personne ne sait si la jeune femme entretenait une liaison avec ce dernier, la peine d’Halima ne sera pas la lapidation (appliquée au couple adultère) mais une exécution par balles.
Une scène filmée et 300 spectateurs

La date est fixée au 22 avril. Ce jour-là, devant « 300 à 400 personnes », Halima est tuée par son propre père. Il lui tire dessus trois balles de kalachnikov, a raconté à l’AFP une militante des droits de l’homme de Badghis. Cette exécution aurait été filmée, comme le rapporte la militante : « Halima y est agenouillée et porte un long tchador. Un mollah prononce la prière funèbre puis son père, placé derrière elle, tire trois balles avec une kalachnikov à environ 5 mètres de distance », précise-t-elle, avant d’ajouter : « Son frère vient ensuite constater sa mort et éclate en sanglots. » C’est seulement deux jours plus tard que la police de Badghis est arrivée sur les lieux de l’exécution. Le père d'Halima et sa famille avaient eu le temps de fuir. « Nous essayons de les arrêter, mais c'est une zone instable jouxtant la province de Herat où les talibans sont actifs », a déclaré le chef de la police provinciale.

« Les violences contre les femmes continuent d’être endémiques en Afghanistan et ceux qui en sont responsables sont rarement traduits en justice », a déploré Amnesty International.
Si depuis la chute des talibans en 2001, les droits des Afghanes ont légèrement progressé, il reste encore du chemin à parcourir. En 2009, Kaboul a par exemple adopté une loi qui punit les mariages forcés, le viol et les autres violences faites aux femmes, mais elle est rarement appliquée. Les femmes craignent par ailleurs, qu’après le départ des troupes internationales en 2014, leurs droits soient de nouveaux bafoués.
NOUS DISONS NON A TOUTES CES SORTES DE VIOLENCES.Noooooonnnnnn

English translation by community member irenelucia

“I am wondering how far violence against women will go!

He wanted to avenge his family’s honor and for that he committed a horrible crime. In the end of April, an Afghani villager, originally from Badghis province (in the northwest of Afghanistan, near the border with Turkmenistan), executed his daughter with three bullets from a Kalashnikov, reports Agence France-Presse (AFP). As her husband was in Iran, Halima, a young woman who would be about twenty, fled with a cousin, the province’s police chief, Sharafuddin Sharaf, explained to AFP. But two days after her departure, she was abandoned by the young man. She was finally found by her father who took her back home. “But people in the village started to talk about what had happened and a nephew of the father, a religious teacher at a Quranic school, told him that his daughter should face the death penalty,” explains Sharafuddin Sharaf. Since the cousin is on the run and since no one knows if the young woman had an affair with him, her punishment will not be stoning (applied to adulterous couples) but execution at gunpoint. A filmed scene with 300 spectators…

The date was set for April 22nd. That day, before “300-400 people,” Halima was killed by her own father. He shot her with three bullets from a Kalashnikov, a human rights activist from Badghis recounts to AFP. This execution would have been filmed, as the activist reports it: “Halima kneels there and wears a long chador. A mullah says the funeral prayer and then her father, situated behind her, shoots three bullets with a Kalashnikov from about five meters away,” she says, before adding, “Her brother comes next to confirm her death and bursts into tears.” Only two days later, the Badghis police arrived at the scene of the execution. Halima’s father and family had had time to flee. “We try to stop them, but it’s an unstable zone that is adjacent to Herat province, where the Taliban is active,” said the province’s chief of police.
“Violence against women continues to be endemic in Afghanistan and those who are responsible for it are rarely brought to justice,” deplored Amnesty International. If Afghani women’s rights have improved slightly since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, there is still a long way to go. In 2009, for example, Kabul adopted a law punishing forced marriages, rape, and other acts of violence against women, but it is rarely enacted. Women fear furthermore that, after the departure of international troops in 2014, their rights will be further violated. WE SAY NO TO ALL THESE KINDS OF VIOLENCE: No!”

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TRANSLATION/TRADUCTION

TRANSLATION/TRADUCTION :

“I am wondering how far violence against women will go!

He wanted to avenge his family’s honor and for that he committed a horrible crime. In the end of April, an Afghani villager, originally from Badghis province (in the northwest of Afghanistan, near the border with Turkmenistan), executed his daughter with three bullets from a Kalashnikov, reports Agence France-Presse (AFP). As her husband was in Iran, Halima, a young woman who would be about twenty, fled with a cousin, the province’s police chief, Sharafuddin Sharaf, explained to AFP. But two days after her departure, she was abandoned by the young man. She was finally found by her father who took her back home. “But people in the village started to talk about what had happened and a nephew of the father, a religious teacher at a Quranic school, told him that his daughter should face the death penalty,” explains Sharafuddin Sharaf. Since the cousin is on the run and since no one knows if the young woman had an affair with him, her punishment will not be stoning (applied to adulterous couples) but execution at gunpoint. A filmed scene with 300 spectators…
The date was set for April 22nd. That day, before “300-400 people,” Halima was killed by her own father. He shot her with three bullets from a Kalashnikov, a human rights activist from Badghis recounts to AFP. This execution would have been filmed, as the activist reports it: “Halima kneels there and wears a long chador. A mullah says the funeral prayer and then her father, situated behind her, shoots three bullets with a Kalashnikov from about five meters away,” she says, before adding, “Her brother comes next to confirm her death and bursts into tears.” Only two days later, the Badghis police arrived at the scene of the execution. Halima’s father and family had had time to flee. “We try to stop them, but it’s an unstable zone that is adjacent to Herat province, where the Taliban is active,” said the province’s chief of police.
“Violence against women continues to be endemic in Afghanistan and those who are responsible for it are rarely brought to justice,” deplored Amnesty International. If Afghani women’s rights have improved slightly since the fall of the Taliban in 2001, there is still a long way to go. In 2009, for example, Kabul adopted a law punishing forced marriages, rape, and other acts of violence against women, but it is rarely enacted. Women fear furthermore that, after the departure of international troops in 2014, their rights will be further violated. WE SAY NO TO ALL THESE KINDS OF VIOLENCE: No!”

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Chère Bénédicte, Merci

Chère Bénédicte,

Merci beaucoup d'avoir partagé cette histoire triste. C'est essentiel que tout le monde sache ce qui se passe dans le monde pour qu'on puisse arrêter ces violences.

Sur une note plus légère, je vois sur votre profile que vous aimez le zouk. Moi aussi ! C'est assez rare de l'entendre aux États-Unis, mais je l'aime bien. Est-ce que le zouk est populaire en RDC ?

Je suis très heureuse de vous connaître et j'espère que vous allez bien,
Irène

merci beaucoup chère Irène pour la traduction mais aussi pour votre commentaire.il nous faudra toujours nous femmes de crier sans cesse pour laisser entendre notre voie.oui vraiment ici chez nous le zouk est tres populaire car meme à par dans les familles on l'entend dans les cérémonies et meme dans les shows.oui je vais bien et je l'esper aussi pour vous.Je suis tres heureuse de vous connaitre
bulangalirebenedicte@gmail.com

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