Afghan child bride tortured for six months

Fifteen-year-old Sahar Gul was tortured by in-laws after trying to run away from her husband.

    An Afghan child bride is recovering in hospital after being held captive and tortured for six months by her husband's family.

    While her case is extreme, it is still often acceptable in Afghan culture for a husband to hit his wife.

    Al Jazeera's Bernard Smith reports from Kabul.

    Some viewers may find images in the report disturbing.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    Death from above: Every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Death from above: Every Saudi coalition air raid on Yemen

    Since March 2015, Saudi Arabia and a coalition of Arab states have launched more than 19,278 air raids across Yemen.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    Will you push the boundaries or play it safe?

    Will you push the boundaries or play it safe?

    Curate an art exhibition and survive Thailand's censorship crackdown in this interactive game.