Afghan Law: 'That This Came out of Nowhere was Not True'

While ministers claim they were kept in the dark, Rights and Democracy says Canadian officials knew it was coming.

Outcry: Afghan President Hamid Karzai has ordered a review of a law that severely restricts the rights of Shia women.
Michelle Collins, Jeff Davis
Published: Wednesday, 04/08/2009 12:00 am EDT

Canadian officials on the ground in Afghanistan have known for months that a controversial Shia family law was in the works and weaving its way through the Afghan Parliament, sources have told Embassy.

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