Afghan Child Bride's In-laws Sentenced for Torture

Saturday, 05 May 2012 09:07 AM

 

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KABUL, Afghanistan — The in-laws of a child bride who became the bruised and bloodied face of women's rights in Afghanistan have been sentenced to 10 years in prison for torture, abuse and human rights violations.

The plight of 15-year-old Sahar Gul captivated the nation and set off a storm of international condemnation when it became known in late December. Officials say her in-laws kept her in a basement for six months after her arranged marriage, ripping out her fingernails, breaking her fingers and torturing her with hot irons to try to force her into prostitution.

Judge Sibghatullah Razi said Saturday that her husband's father, mother and sister were sentenced Tuesday. He says Gul's husband and brother-in-law also were convicted and will be sentenced when they're captured.

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