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An Afghan student journalist was arrested in 2007, accused of authoring and distributing an article discussing the role of women in Islam and charged with blasphemy. Parwiz Kambakhsh, in his 20's, denied the allegations, contending that he downloaded the article from the Internet. He received a death sentence. In 2008, an appeals court commuted the sentence to a 20-year prison term. The Afghanistan Supreme Court upheld the prison term in mid-February in a decision that came to the attention of the family and its lawyers only in recent days.