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MAZAR-I-SHARIF, Afghanistan — For years, Rasool Landay went from place to place in northern Afghanistan, offering a very specialized and in-demand service: treatment for women unable to have children.
Now he is on the run.
The article goes on to state the following:
Religious scholars and public officials have demanded his public execution. A provincial governor has offered his own armored vehicle as a reward for information.
Officials in Faryab Province say the man known as Mullah Landay — who, despite passing himself off as an Islamic cleric, had no religious credentials — led an extortion ring targeting women.
He would film himself having sex with the women, and then he and his accomplices would extort money and jewelry from the women by blackmailing them with the recordings, according to Farid Ghori, the provincial prosecutor.
With the help of at least two women who have been arrested so far, Mullah Landay is accused of exploiting women who were unable to have children by claiming he could “cure” them — first with religious amulets and, when that didn’t work, with sex.
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