Afghanistan

In Afghanistan, the story of Sarah Gul’s early forced marriage and abuse by her in-laws shocked the public but now her tormentors are free. The torture began shortly after her brother sold her to the family for an underage wedding, when she baulked at the family’s effort to force her into prostitution. Her new husband did not participate in the abuse, but nor did he try to stop his father, mother and sister.

By the end of her ordeal she was so weak she had to be rescued from her makeshift prison in a wheelbarrow.The unexpected release of her in-laws has terrified the young girl and could jeopardise her recovery.”The sister-in-law when she saw her in court said: ‘We didn’t kill you then, but when I get out, I will kill you.'”

Link: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2013/jul/11/sahar-gul-afghanistan-tormentors-free

July 16, 2013

In Afghanistan, the story of Sarah Gul’s early forced marriage and abuse by her in-laws shocked the public but now her tormentors are free and Gul once again fears for her safety.

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Afghan child bride Sahar Gul is appealing against the early release of the people who tortured her.

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