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Afghan poet Nadia Anjuman beaten to death

Poet Nadia Anjuman was beaten to death, and her husband and mother have been arrested. The United Nations condemned the killing Tuesday as symptom of continuing violence against Afghan women four years after the fall of the Taliban. Nadia Anjuman – who was widely praised for her first book of poems, titled “Gule Dudi,” or “Dark Flower” – died Friday in a hospital in the western city of Herat after being beaten, said Nisar Ahmad Paikar, chief of the city’s police crime unit. She was 25. Full Story

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