Last week, the BBC interviewed Andrew Anderson, deputy director of Front Line - an organisation which supports human rights defenders worldwide. Anderson himself recently interviewed many Afghan women who have received death threats. Excerpt:
AA: Some of [the women interviewed] believed they had been threatened by people linked to the Afghanistan security services. Some felt they'd been threatened by people linked to the various warlords - some of whom are still involved in the parliament...
BBC: And did these women feel that they could go to the police with these threats?
AA: No. Universally they said that they didn't trust the police, that the police were corrupt and dangerous. ... [link for audio]