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Afghanistan orders strict action againt sexual abuse of children

September 14, 2014
The Ministry of Interior (MoI) instructed police to take strict actions against the abuse of children during the wedding ceremonies. MoI following a statement said a meeting was organized to discuss the issue of aerial firing by certain irresponsible individuals to disrupt the security situation of the country.
The statement further added that the issue of abuse of children who are forced to dance in wedding ceremonies, was also discussed the meeting. The Afghan police forces were instructed to take immediate actions against all individuals and groups who breaching the law and introduce them to relevant institutions, the statement said.
This comes as at least one person was killed and five others were injured following aerial firing by certain irresponsible individuals during the commemoration ceremony of Martyrs Week in capital Kabul last week.
On the other hand, the Independent Human Rights Commission of Afghanistan (AIHRC) released its latest report on ‘Bacha Bazi’ – sexual abuse of teenage boys in Afghanistan last month, stating that influential figures as well as wealthy people in Afghanistan are hiring teenage boys aged between 10 to 18 years old for their sexual satisfaction
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