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Dozens of Afghan women who tried to protest against a new law they say legalises rape within marriage have been attacked in the capital Kabul.
An angry crowd of more than 500 chased off the protesters, who were criticising the new law signed by President Hamid Karzai, which they say imposes Taliban-style restrictions on Shiite women.
The crowd of 200 Shiite women and around 300 men chanted slogans in favour of the law, which says a woman must be available for sex with her husband once every four days.
It also regulates marriage, divorce and inheritance for the Shiite minority on their request.
"We don't want a Taliban law, we want a democratic law and we want a law that guarantees human dignity," the protesters chanted outside a Kabul university headed by prominent, conservative Shiite cleric Mohammad Asif Mohseni.
Police intervened after supporters of the law threw stones at the women and tried to seize their banners.