President Ashraf Ghani, who has not been briefed on the findings, was “deeply saddened” by reports of the practice, and had asked the human rights commission for a full review, said Sayed Zafar Hashemi, a spokesman for Mr. Ghani.
“The president expects the reformist chief justice to abolish the practice,” Mr. Hashemi said.
Around 750 women and girls are being held in jails and prisons across 29 provinces, according to Afghanistan’s Interior Ministry. Most of the women were detained on vague charges of “moral crimes” for running away from home — either with a lover other than the husband arranged for them by their families, or to escape domestic violence."
Read article by Mujib Mashal from The New York Times.