Age of Enlightenment still a few months away in Afghanistan
. . . but give them time. Six, seven more centuries. BBC says:
Afghan President Hamid Karzai has pardoned a rape victim who was jailed for adultery, after she apparently agreed to marry her attacker. A government statement said she agreed to the marriage, although her lawyer said she did not wish to marry him.
The woman, named as Gulnaz, gave birth in prison to a daughter who has been kept in jail with her.
At least she had a lawyer. The Taliban wouldn't give her a lawyer. So don't tell me there's no progress in the region.