Thursday, August 28, 2008

"Dilawar said they were stunned, particularly when they found out President Karzai had apparently pardoned the rapists. "Our appeal to the president is how on earth a rapist who was involved in disappearance of my son was released. What a decision is this? What a justice system is this?" he said. The president's office has refused to speculate on how the pardon could have been signed. But the suspicion must be that corruption - which is widespread across the Afghan justice system - has managed to penetrate the president's office." (thanks Nabeel)