House of Lords
Lord Hylton (Crossbench)
To ask Her Majesty's Government what is their assessment of the estimate by Human Rights Watch in their report I Had To Run Away that in January 2012 there were approximately 400 women and girls in prison in Afghanistan for "moral crimes", such as deserting a husband, reporting honour killings, and reporting female genital mutilation; and whether they will make representations to the Government of Afghanistan on these issues.
Lord Howell of Guildford (Minister of State, Foreign and Commonwealth Office; Conservative)
I refer the noble Lord to the Answer given by the Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office, my honourable friend Mr Burt in the other place on