Video shows Afghan woman executed by Taliban; Treatment of women continues to erode
(CBS News) KABUL - The international Afghan Donors Conference in Tokyo today pledged $16 billion in development aid through 2015. Some of that aid is conditional on improved rights for Afghan women. Those rights are literally under attack by the Taliban in many parts of Afghanistan.
Disturbing video has emerged of a woman being executed by the Taliban in the middle of a village.
The woman was accused of adultery. After she was killed, male villagers cheered.
Some chanted "long live the Afghan mujahedeen," which is what the Taliban are called.
The shooting took place roughly 50 miles from the capital city of Kabul, in Parwan province, according to Governor Abdul Basir Salangi.
He told CBS News that Parwan is a relatively peaceful area but has seen a growing Taliban influence. He says the woman had been romantically involved with two Taliban commanders.
Fawzia Koofi, a member of Afghanistan's parliament who has seen the video, says the treatment of women has worsened over the past year.
"It is really very much a sharp turn, and a huge backward (step) on what we claim to have progressed on women's issue in Afghanistan," she said.
The Afghan government put out a statement saying it, quote, "strongly condemns this un-Islamic and inhuman action."
It was a deadly day all across Afghanistan: 24 people were killed, including seven U.S. soldiers. The concern is that the Taliban are feeling emboldened as U.S. troops prepare to withdraw this fall.
- Okla. tornado survivor finds dog buried alive under rubble
- Parents ask why Okla. schools don't have tornado shelters
- Storm spotter: Oklahoma tornado "a nightmare"
- Man killed in brutal London attack
- CBS News goes undercover in a Bangladesh clothing factory
- Survivors pulled from Okla. school hit by tornado
- 5/21: Tornado in Moore, Okla., was an EF5, the most powerful there is
- Oklahoma family narrowly escaped death during tornado
- 5/22: Residents return to tornado-ravaged neighborhoods; Undercover in a Bangladesh clothing factory
- Injured third-grade teacher tells of trying to protect students
- Oklahoma tornado survivor: "Everything is gone"
- Oklahoma family tells amazing story of survival
- Residents return to tornado-ravaged neighborhoods
- Undercover in a Bangladesh clothing factory
- Friend implicates Boston bombing suspect in triple homicide
- Poignant images capture tornado's emotional aftermath