August 30, 2014

Severe torture of an Afghan woman in Baghlan province

By Ghanizada - Mon Mar 19 2012, 10:16 pm

In the latest cases of violence against women in Afghanistan, an Afghan woman was badly tortured by her husband in northern Baghlan province where an Afghan teenager bride was also tortured and kept inside a dark room by her husband’s family recently.

Provincial police forces announced to detain an individual in northern Baghlan province in connection to her wife’s torture.

Gen. Zia-ur-Rahman chief of the criminal crimes department in northern Baghlan province said, Afghan security forces detained an individual by the name of Abdul Mateen for the charges of insane torture of her wife at Qol-Palang area in northern Pul-e-Khumri city.

He also added, the detained individual tortured her 22 years old wife “Reeka” by shaving her head, putting her on snow and beating with cables.

The individual was finally detained by Afghan security forces and is currently under the investigations.

In the meantime provincial women affairs department chief Rahima Zarifee praised the Afghan security forces and said the tortured Afghan lady was taken to a secure place and her husband along with the first wife of him was detained by Afghan security forces.

Reeka who was tortured by her husband said she got married with Abdul Mateen three years back and was tortured, humiliated and insulted by her husband during these three years, and was even to prostitution.

She also said she filed complain against her husband but went to her husband’s house due to continued requests and lack of residence where she was again tortured until the police forces were informed and arrested her husband.

This comes as the wave of violence against women have dramatically increased across the country specifically in northern Baghlan province which has created concerns among the government officials and local residents in this province.

Author: Ajmal Omeri, Baghlan province.

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