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Violence against Afghan women more frequent, brutal in 2013-official

By Reuters | Sat, 4 Jan 2014 16:16 PM
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By Jessica Donati

KABUL, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Violent crime against women in Afghanistan hit record levels and became increasingly brutal in 2013, the head of the country's human rights commission said on Saturday, a sign that hard won rights are being rolled back as foreign troops prepare to withdraw.

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