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Afghan 'Romeo and Juliet' still fear for their lives

11 August 2014 Last updated at 13:27 BST

A young Afghan couple from different ethnic groups faced prejudice, threats and even jail after falling in love.

Zakia and Mohammad Ali are now finally married and living together, but they still need round-the-clock protection for fear that they might be attacked by those who oppose the marriage.

Ali Arian reports.

Video produced by BBC Persian's Ayoub Arwin