Jul 1 2010
Marriage under the age of 16 is illegal in Afghanistan but it doesn’t stop thousands of families from selling their daughters as young as 6 or 7 to the highest bidder. It may be illegal in the country but under the laws of Islam it is perfectly acceptable.
Bibi Aisha was sold at the age of 10 by her father to a married man, a Talib. He kept her in the stable with the animals until she was 12, when he married her. From the day that she arrived in his house, she was beaten regularly by this man and his family.
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