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Afghan women fight for rights

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Afghanistan's president Hamid Karzai has been accused of failing to protect women's rights in the run-up to Thursday's presidential election.

A new law allowing a husband to starve his wife if she refuses to have sex with him has angered human rights activists.

Jane Corbin reports from Herat

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