Tuesday , 18 May 2021

Virginity and Hymen Testing: No Factual, Scientific, or Medical Basis

Virginity Testing Afghanistan Forensic Science Organization (AFSO) is deeply concerned about the use of hymen examinations with the purpose of conducting so-called “virginity tests” which are used to prosecute women in Afghanistan for so-called moral crimes. These discriminatory and degrading examinations not only lack scientific or medical basis, but also – when conducted in circumstances of duress – amount to ... Read More »

Mass Graves: Securing Afghanistan’s Past

Mass graves – Afghanistan Disappearances, summary executions and mass killings have occurred throughout all phases of Afghanistan’s conflict over the past few decades. Afghanistan’s oral tradition means that there is often little distinction between eyewitness and hearsay accounts of the alleged crimes behind Afghanistan’s many mass graves. Narratives of events are frequently constructed by community consensus, resulting in individuals narrating ... Read More »

Mass Graves in Afghanistan

Mass Graves: Mass graves Disappearances, summary executions and mass killings have occurred throughout all phases of Afghanistan’s conflict over the past few decades. Afghanistan’s oral tradition means that there is often little distinction between eyewitness and hearsay accounts of the alleged crimes behind Afghanistan’s many mass graves. Narratives of events are frequently constructed by community consensus, resulting in individuals narrating ... Read More »

Afghanistan Forensic Science Organization (AFSO)

About the Afghanistan Forensic Science Organization (AFSO) AFSO is an independent, non-political, non-governmental and non-profit organization founded in 2011 to promote the use of forensic science in Afghanistan. FSO is registered with the Ministry of Economy of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan. In 2010, eighteen (18) professionals from the Afghan National Police (ANP), Afghanistan Independent Human Rights Commission (AIHRC), the ... Read More »

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