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Afghan government will change marital rape law.

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Afghan President Hamid Karzai told CNN yesterday that his government will change a law legalizing marital rape, after hundreds of Afghans took to the streets to protest the law:

Karzai told CNN’s Fareed Zakaria that he and others were unaware of the provision in the legislation, which he said “has so many articles.” Karzai signed the measure into law last month.

Now I have instructed, in consultation with clergy of the country, that the law be revised and any article that is not in keeping with the Afghan constitution and Islamic Sharia must be removed from this law,” Karzai said.

(HT: Jezebel)