Hopeless: Afghan Supreme Court upholds 20-year sentence for blasphemy

The student, Parwez Kambakhsh, from northern Afghanistan, was arrested in 2007 and sentenced to death for blasphemy after accusations that he wrote and distributed an article about the role of women in Islam. Mr. Kambakhsh has denied writing the article and said he downloaded it from the Internet. His family and lawyers say he has been denied a fair trial…

“This is the tragic level of justice in Afghanistan today. It is just a make-believe system of justice and humanitarianism,” Mr Ibrahimi, the brother of Mr Kambakhsh, said in a statement. “The reality is that the Afghan government and judiciary, although supported by the U.S., the U.N., the E.U., and other democracies worldwide is morally bankrupt.”