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Abused Afghan women opt for suicide

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    Abused Afghan women opt for suicide For many women trapped in abusive marriages in Afghanistan, death can seem like the only way out.  FROM THE BLOGS
    Message 1 of 1 , Nov 30, 2009

      Abused Afghan women opt for suicide


      For many women trapped in abusive marriages in Afghanistan, death can seem like the only way out.

      FROM THE BLOGS


      In the northwestern province of Herat, doctors this year have treated at least seventy women who attempted to take their own lives by setting themselves on fire.

      More than 40 of them died, in what doctors describe as a lingering and painful process.

      Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Herat where he speaks to one woman who said she saw self-immolation as a means to escape a lifetime of abuse.

      For many women trapped in abusive marriages in Afghanistan, death can seem like the only way out.

      FROM THE BLOGS
      Domestic despair in Afghanistan
      By David Chater in The Asia BlogAl Jazeera's David Chater

      In the northwestern province of Herat, doctors this year have treated at least seventy women who attempted to take their own lives by setting themselves on fire.

      More than 40 of them died, in what doctors describe as a lingering and painful process.

      Al Jazeera's David Chater reports from Herat where he speaks to one woman who said she saw self-immolation as a means to escape a lifetime of abuse.


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