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Taliban Crackdown on Rights Is 'Suffocating' Afghan Women, Amnesty Says

A woman wearing a burqa in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 26.

A woman wearing a burqa in Kabul, Afghanistan, on July 26.

Photographer: Daniel Leal/AFP/Getty Images

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Islamabad (AP) -- The lives of Afghan women and girls are being destroyed by a “suffocating” crackdown by the Taliban since they took power nearly a year ago, Amnesty International said in a report released Wednesday.