28 Dec '11, 5am

Afghan girl's in-laws lock her in a toilet for over 5 months after she refuses to become a prostitute

KABUL (AFP) - 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 on Tuesday. Sahar Gul, 15, was found in the basement of her husband's house in north-eastern 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 s...

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