Chinese women deported for prostitution
Updated: 2006-08-03 07:03
Afghanistan deported seven Chinese women Wednesday for prostitution and
serving alcohol in a renewed crackdown on vice in this Islamic country.
The women worked in four restaurants that had no tables or kitchens, just
beds and areas for serving alcohol, said Interior Ministry official Abdul Jabar
Sabet, after allowing reporters watch the women collect their baggage at the
The Afghan government has intensified its campaign against moral corruption
over the past month, torching hundreds of bottles of alcohol in front of
journalists and announcing plans to re-establish a Vice and Virtues Ministry,
which was disbanded after the fall of the Taliban in late 2001.
Afghan officials have deported about 120 women seized from suspected brothels
in five separate raids in the past year, Sabet said.
"When we close one restaurant, they open another restaurant in another part
of the city," he said. "When we raid one restaurant, they alert all the others
and they all close their doors."