AGO reports 249 cases of women beating during lockdown in Afghanistan

A total of 249 cases of women beating have been recorded in family environments during the lockdown period across Afghanistan, according to the Attorney General’s Office (AGO).

Speaking at a press conference held today, June 25, in Kabul, deputy attorney general, Sana Shana Mansoor said that the cases were addressed in Kabul and provinces. According to her, a total of 1,173 cases of violence against women have been registered in the country from November 2019 to April 2020.

The AGO’s spokesperson, Jamshid Rasooli, detailed that the cases include rape, harassment, beating, forced marriage, child marriage, forced isolation, denying the inheritance right, and some other violations.

The capital Kabul (339) followed by Herat (94), Daikundi (67), Takhar (66), Nangarhar (63), and Balkh (57) are the provinces which have respectively reported the highest recorded cases of violence against women.

On the other hand, the AGO announced yesterday, June 24, that the two people who were arrested in connection with the murdering of Mina Mangal have been each sentenced to 22 and 24 years of imprisonment.

Mina Mangal was a female advisor to the Parliament’s cultural commission and was killed in an armed attack in PD8 of Kabul city on May 11, 2019.