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Afghan women protest against 'rape'

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Some 300 Afghan women have protested against a new law that critics say legalises marital rape.

The law, passed last month, says a husband can demand sex with his wife every four days unless she is ill or would be harmed by intercourse.

The women were later pelted with stones by counter-protesting men, who shouted "Death to the slaves of the Christians!"

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