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Forbidden Love And Execution Leaves Afghan Mullah Crying Foul

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 11 October 2013

In Badghis province, Halima escaped with her boyfriend on the eve of her forced wedding, only to be tracked down days later and shot dead in a public execution. The case led to a 17-year prison sentence against a local mullah seen in a video ordering Halima's execution. But now the mullah, 35-year-old Mawlavi Abdul-Qayum, is preparing an appeal, arguing he is being made the scapegoat.

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Women rights Badghis Mulla forced marriage