Afghan girl locked in toilet for 5 months: officials


Afghan police have rescued a teenage girl who was beaten and locked up in a toilet for over five months after she defied her in-laws who tried to force her into prostitution, officials said Tuesday.

Sahar Gul, 15, was found in the basement of her husband’s house in northeastern Baghlan province late on Monday after her parents reported her disappearance to the police.

“She was beaten, her fingernails were removed and her arm was broken,” district police chief Fazel Rahman told AFP.

Three women including the teenager’s mother in-law had been arrested in connection with the case but her husband had fled the area, he added.

The case highlights how women continue to suffer in Afghanistan despite the billions of dollars of international aid which has poured into the country during the decade-long war.

“The 15-year-old girl was brought to hospital with severe shock,” said Pul-i-Khurmeri hospital chief Dr Gul Mohammad Wardak.

“She had injuries to her legs and face and the nails on her left had been removed.”

Sahar Gul was married to her husband seven months ago in the neighbouring province of Badakhshan, but she was brought to Baghlan to live with her husband, said Rahima Zareefi, the provincial head of women affairs.

During this time her parents were unable to contact her, she said.

The Afghan Independent Human Rights Commission logged 1,026 cases of violence against women in the second quarter of 2011 compared with 2,700 cases for the whole of 2010.

And according to figures in an Oxfam report in October, 87 percent of Afghan women report having experienced physical, sexual or psychological violence or forced marriage.

Sahar Gul’s case comes after a woman known as Gulnaz was pardoned and released earlier this month after spending two years in prison for “moral crimes”.

She was jailed after she reported to police that her cousin’s husband had raped her. Gulnaz gave birth to the rapist’s child in prison.

Last month, the United Nations said that a landmark law aiming to protect women against violence in Afghanistan had been used to prosecute just over 100 cases since being enacted two years ago.

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5 Replies to “Afghan girl locked in toilet for 5 months: officials”

  1. They have toilets? Sorry, for the really bad joke. I hope she is allowed to divorce her husband and that this leads to some kind of protection for vulnerable young women. I do hope with all my heart.

  2. Absolutely disgusting. When one thinks they have seen the worst of human depravity, some new muslim depravity comes along confounding all expectations and leaves you reeling back to square one. I’ve never been to Afghanistan, but I have been to Egypt, Iraq, and Kuwait, and I thought Egypt and Iraq were bad, but Afghanistan and Pakistan are the worst of the worst by far. Egypt though, is making great strides as of late in their progressive quest for ignorance and stupidity, one upping the Taliban by burning the museum. For Americans such as myself, another four years of the Obama Regime and it will be the Smithsonian burning next.

    I envy you Canadians, You have Harper as the Queen’s First Minister, we have a fraudulent usurper who brings more and more of this islamo-filth into our nation. Vlad, on a more personal note, My dear friend in the Big Apple, BareNakedIslam is being persecuted. As of this afternoon, WordPress once again suspended BNI’s blog. I have no doubt CAIR is behind this as they were the first time, and I would not be surprised to find out the Gangsta from Cook County and his thugs at the Dept. of Injustice have their grubbies into this mess as well. BNI does great work promoting our friends on the front lines across the pond, the EDL, and many other great things as i’m sure you already know. Please people, send your comments condemning this action to WordPress, but please try to keep it civil, as hard as that may be. I know, i’m livid over this and very depressed. This is my humble plea to all who love their freedom and wish to preserve it for we are losing it in bits and pieces here, and all over. Thanks for listening to me, my northern brothers and sisters. Our mother is fighting for her life across the pond, and we are over here as well. We must band together.
    One very concerned Okie.

  3. Animal’s are not this cruel to each other…those ignorant people who did this were given license to do so through the Koran…when will Christian’s and Jews and atheist’s in America wake up to the evil that is Islam?

  4. i fear for her future.
    after all, if its a female that is brutalized, then under sharia law its usually attributed to her acting improperly or immodestly.
    that can result in being stoned to death.

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