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TorgoX (1933)

TorgoX
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Wednesday November 17, 2004
06:19 AM

Cowered in the gloom

[ #21891 ]
Dear Log,

«Pulling back her burqa, the nervous mother told how she had been tortured for 20 days by her opium-addicted former husband in Kandahar, southern Afghanistan.

Humiliated by their recent divorce, he lured Anar to their one-room house, bound her in rusty chains and flung her into a dark alcove. For almost three weeks she cowered in the gloom, unable to move, eating scraps from a dog bowl and enduring relentless beatings.»

--"After the Taliban, women still suffer: Kidnappings and wife beatings go on, three years after the liberation of Afghans from the Taliban regime"