Afghan Proposal Would Clamp Down on Women’s Shelters, By Alissa J. Rubin, New York Times (February 10, 2011). Proposed law requires women and girls fleeing to shelters to escape forced marriage and other abuse justify their flight to an 8-person government panel and submit to a virginity test before it is decided whether they will be permitted to remain in the shelter or forcibly returned to the homes they fled.

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