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15-year-old Afghan girl tortured by in-laws will go to India for treatment
The Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2012

Posted on 01/02/2012 12:22:06 PM PST by James C. Bennett

KABUL, Afghanistan — A 15-year-old Afghan girl severely tortured for months by her in-laws in an attempt to force her into prostitution will be sent to India for medical treatment, an Afghan official said Monday.

Sahar Gul’s mother-in-law and sister-in-law were arrested and her husband was being sought, said Interior Ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi.

According to officials in northeastern Baghlan province, the in-laws kept Gul in a basement for six months, ripped her fingernails out, tortured her with hot irons and broke her fingers. Police freed her last week.

The public health and women’s affairs ministers visited Gul, who is now in a Kabul hospital.

She was freed from a basement at her husband’s home last week after her uncle called the local police.

“It is a violent act that is unacceptable in the 21st century,” Sediqi told reporters. “We are thankful of Sahar Gul’s uncle.”

He added that “if the police had not arrived in time she may have died.”

He did not provide details on the treatment she would seek in India.

Gul was married about seven months ago. Jawad Basharat, spokesman for the provincial police chief in Baghlan, said an arrest warrant had been issued for her husband, who is serving in the Afghan army.

“After police found out about the small girl Sahar Gul they took action and found her in the basement of the house in very bad condition,” Basharat said. “Her nails were pulled out, she has injuries in all parts of her body, there are signs of burning on her body, she was suffering from different kinds of injuries.”

He said that her mother-in-law and other members of the family were reportedly involved in what he described as “criminal activities,” which he said included selling alcohol and prostitution.

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TOPICS: Culture/Society; Extended News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: afghanistan; india; islam; prostitution

1 posted on 01/02/2012 12:22:17 PM PST by James C. Bennett
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To: James C. Bennett
Afghanistan is a pit of evil, and our presence there is a failure and will ultimately fail because the spreading of the Gospel was banned by our own government.

Bibles brought into the country were burned by our own government. Our troops were told to tolerate the rampant pedophilia that infests the Afghan military, police, and government.

Islam has that country under its hoof, and it will remain so. This poor little girl is yet another one of its horrible victims. May God (the real one) bless her.

2 posted on 01/02/2012 12:31:42 PM PST by SkyPilot
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To: James C. Bennett

After she receives treatment and is healed in India, I fervently pray that she NEVER has to go back to Afghanistan, or anywhere near her family, or extended family. They are not worthy of the name “family”.

3 posted on 01/02/2012 2:13:20 PM PST by afraidfortherepublic
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To: afraidfortherepublic

Amen to that!

4 posted on 01/02/2012 2:34:21 PM PST by To Hell With Poverty (Ephesians 6:12 becomes more real to me with each news cycle.)
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