‘They gave me electric shocks … I want them in jail’: Tortured Afghan child bride says she hopes her husband and his family are thrown in prison

The Guardian:

A 15-year-old Afghan girl who was tortured for months after her arranged marriage has spoken out for the first time since her rescue, saying she hopes her husband and his family are jailed for her abuse.

Sahar Gul became the bruised and bloodied face of women’s rights in Afghanistan after she was rescued in late December when an uncle called police.

Speaking in an interview on Saturday from a hospital in Kabul, Gul blamed her husband, his parents and his sister for her ordeal.

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Face of Afghan women's rights: Sahar Gul when she was rescued on December 28Face of Afghan women’s rights: Sahar Gul when she was rescued on December 28

‘I want them to be in jail,’ she said. ‘They gave me electric shock. … They beat me with cables and tortured me.’

She is being treated for multiple injuries that include broken fingers and ripped-out fingernails, the Associated Press reports.

Police in Baghlan province where Gul was rescued have said her in-laws locked her up and tortured her after she refused to work as a prostitute. Her husband’s parents and sister have been arrested. They deny any wrongdoing.

Authorities have issued an arrest warrant for her husband, who serves in the Afghan army.
Her doctor, Feriba Omarzada, said Gul is recovering but is still traumatized.

Being treated: Sahar on Saturday at a hospital in Kabul a week after the 15- year-old was rescued from the house of her husband's parentsBeing treated: Sahar on Saturday at a hospital in Kabul a week after the 15- year-old was rescued from the house of her husband’s parents

Gul’s story has shocked Afghanistan and prompted calls for more efforts to end underage marriage.

The legal marriage age in Afghanistan is 16, but the United Nations agency UN Women estimates that half of all girls are forced to marry under age 15.

Sahar Gul, 15, was in critical condition when she was rescued from a house in northern Baghlan province last week.  Police say Gul’s in-laws pulled out her nails and hair, and locked her in a dark basement bathroom for about five months, with barely enough food and water to survive.

Bloodied and bruised: Sahar is wheeled into a hospital in Baghlan on December 28

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