News reports out of Afghanistan indicate that the father-in-law of a disfigured Afghan woman has been arrested and is being questioned by police in relation to her brutal assault. Nineteen year old Bibi Aisha had her ears and nose sliced off in retaliation for fleeing her abusive husband and in-laws. Her father-in-law, Haji Suleman, maintains his innocence in the attack, stating that Aisha’s father, identified only as Mohammedzai, proposed killing the young woman for bringing shame to his house.
News reports linked below for more detail:
- MSNBC – Disfigured Afghan teen’s father-in-law arrested
- BBC News – Arrest in case of Afghan teenager who had face maimed
- Guardian – Father of mutilated Afghan girl fears attackers will escape law