Dawn, March 20, 2003

Attack on RAWA staffer flayed
By A Reporter


ISLAMABAD, March 19: The Revolutionary Association of the Women of Afghanistan (RAWA) has condemned an attempt on the life of one of its employee working in a charity hospital for Afghan refugee women and children in Khayaban-i-Sir-i-Syed.

A volunteer of RAWA was shot and injured on Tuesday night by three assailants when he was leaving the Malalai Hospital.

A RAWA spokesperson said the motive behind the attack was to discourage the association from continuing its activities aimed at winning the rights of Afghan women and children, who were being brutalized and suppressed for more than two decades.

"We know such attacks are planned with the notion of making RAWA stop its activities. But, if the martyrdom of our leader could not discourage in carrying forward our goal then such attacks can in no way weaken our resolve and determination," the spokesperson said.

The spokesperson said: "The important issue for RAWA is the insecurity which its members and supporters face in Pakistan.

From: http://www.dawn.com/2003/text/local20.htm

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