Obama is still stalking the Taliban as a peace partner while they spit in his face, behead Afghan children, poison girls' schools and slaughter our boys and girls, and behead Afghans who dare to attend a party where dancing takes place. Four more years!
He has elevated and emboldened these Islamic supremacist murderers. Our soldiers are forbidden to criticize the Taliban, pedophilia, or "anything related to Islam," or "advocate for women's rights." These girls should all be given guns and taught to use them. Four more years!
About four months back, she was accused of having illicit relations with a 24-year old boy and was flogged under the orders of clergymen and local influential people in a field court
Sabera, a girl who was flogged in Ghazni province for having illicit relations with a boy, has criticized the government, National Assembly and the Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission.
She said that none of these bodies have followed her case.
After days of waiting, I finally got to talk to Sabera, this young girl who was flogged by local elders of the Jaghori district, Ghazni.
This girl was transferred to Kabul and is currently living in a safe house.
I asked Sabera to tell me about the case that led to her being flogged in front of hundreds of people.
Contrary to the claims made by the clergymen and local elders of her village, she says that she was not friends with any boy and didn’t have relations with anyone with her consent, rather she was raped.
She said about the rape incident, “The boy was disturbing me a lot. He gave me his phone number every day for two, three days. On the fourth day I picked his phone number and called him. I asked him why he was disturbing me, and he said I am not an intruder. Finally he started called me and then continued disturbing me. One day he said, come to my shop I have something important to tell you. I told him that that I am not coming, what will I do in your shop? He said that someone has said something about me and if my parents find out they would kill me. I went to his shop. He grabbed my hand and took me to the store of his shop. He then put his hand on my mouth and then I don’t know what happened.”
Sabera, who was flogged in public for having illicit relations with a boy. (Photo: RFE/RL)
Sabera is a resident of the Jaghori district of Ghazni province. About four months back, she was accused of having illicit relations with a 24-year old boy and was flogged under the orders of clergymen and local influential people in a field court.
This matter drew serious reactions from the government of Afghanistan, the National Assembly and human rights organizations around the world.
While talking to Sabera, I asked her what she was thinking when she was being flogged in front of hundreds of people?
She answered, “They took me to a desert. There were many people there. There were clergymen and school students, that made them about 2000 people. When they were flogging me, I felt the pain in the first ten but then it became normal. They flogged me 101 times.”
Although Sabera is living safely and far from the eyes of the local people, she fears for the safety of her family.
She says that the Taliban had threatened her father that if he did not give them Sabera, they would kill him.
Meanwhile, Sabera talks about the injustice in her case and the release of the boy who according to her, raped her.