Afghan poet Nadia Anjuman beaten to death

From the CBC:

Afghan poet Nadia Anjuman has been beaten to death and her husband and mother have been arrested.

The United Nations condemned the killing Tuesday as a symptom of continuing violence against Afghan women four years after the fall of the Taliban.

It is common for women to be beaten by their fathers, brothers or husbands and “honour” killings in which women are murdered to save the family from disgrace are still accepted in Afghanistan.

Anjuman, 25, was widely praised for her first book of poems, titled Gule Dudi, or Dark Flower. She had a large following among students in Afghanistan and neighbouring Iran.

She died Friday in a hospital in the western city of Herat where she lived. She had been studying at university.

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