The reporter above (centre) noted that Muhammed's world view isn't very nice to women. For that he was originally given the death penalty. That sentence has been commuted to 20 years in jail. This is the government we fought to install? This is where women are left -- still defenceless?
Reporters Without Borders said, "Afghan justice has again failed to protect Afghan law and guarantee free expression." In a statement on its Web site, it continued: "The appeal proceedings were marred by ideological distortion, a glaring lack of evidence and incomprehensible delays." Kambakhsh's brother, Sayed Yaqub Ibrahimi, said the sentence was issued under pressure from local militia and political leaders he had criticized in his articles, according to The Associated Press.
The court in Mazar-i-Sharif sentenced Kambakhsh to death in January, after a five-minute trial in which he was not allowed to offer any defense. The appeal was held in a Kabul court before a panel of three judges and involved several hearings over a number of months.
John Dempsey, an American lawyer observing the trial in Kabul, said Kambakhsh was not accorded fair treatment. "He was detained far longer that he should have been legally held," he said, according to The AP. "The defense lawyer was not even allowed to meet the witnesses until a night before the trial."
Perhaps he did say that the Prophet was an adulterer. Perhaps he thinks that Islam is unfair to women. The point is that no one may say such things, and women have to endure. How can justice ever emerge in such an environment?