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Afghan Actress Now In Hiding

Sahar Parniyan, 22, is Afghanistan’s most famous actress. She stars in the country’s number one comedy, “The Ministry,” patterned after the popular American TV show “The Office.” But because she’s perceived as a voice for women’s rights, Parniyan has begun receiving death threats. The threats snowballed after the murder of one of Parniyan’s colleagues, the 22-year-old actress Benafsha, who was accused of playing parts that were against Islamic values and morals.

Parniyan was told she would be next. Now, she is in hiding — her fame providing no protection from the extremists who mean to harm her. NBC’s Atia Abawi reports. H/T Bare Naked Islam

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