Game over: Karzai backs law legalizing marital rape

President Hamid Karzai has signed a law the UN says legalises rape in marriage and prevents women from leaving the house without permission…

Opponents of the legislation governing the personal lives of Afghanistan’s Shia minority have said it is “worse than during the Taliban”…

While the Afghan constitution guarantees equal rights for women, it also allows the Shia community, thought to represent 10 per cent of the population, the right to settle family law cases according to Shia law.