In Afghanistan, Feuds Settled by Enslaving Girls

'Baad' is illegal, but prevalent in lawless regions

By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff

Posted Feb 17, 2012 1:50 PM CST

(Newser) – When she was 8 years old, Shakila was abducted by men with AK-47s, who beat her, starved her, put her to work, and intended to force her to bear children. Why? Because her uncle had run off with the wife of a local strongman, and...   Read full story »


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