Women's rights in Afghanistan

This is a story of astonishing cruelty and ugliness. Splayed on a hospital bed in Kabul, Afghanistan, 15-year-old Sahar Gul can hardly talk. Her body is covered in cigarette burns, her face is bruised purple and two of her fingernails are missing. “I was locked in the toilet for several months and everyone tortured me. My husband, my mother and my sister in laws,” she says. “They pulled out my fingernails with pliers and were not giving me enough food or water.”

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