03 Jan '12, 1am

Afghan Girl Tortured For Refusing Prostitution via @Care2

Afghan Girl Tortured For Refusing Prostitution via @Care2

Following the rescue last month of 15-year-old Sahar Gul from the basement of her in-laws where she had been starved and tortured for months, Afghan President Hamid Karzai has called for an investigation. CNN said that Gul was married to a 30-year-old man, Gulam Sakhi, about seven months ago. Police in the northern Baghlan province started to investigate after her parents said they had not seen her in months. Preliminary reports said that her in-laws had tried to force her into prostitution and, after she refused, she was detained in the basement. According to Baghlan police official Jawid Basharat, “After police rescued her from a dark room of her in-laws’ house, we saw her nails had been pulled out by her husband. And she said with broken voice that her husband used to cut her flesh using pliers.” Gul was also denied food and tortured with hot irons. The Guardian says th...

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