The three defendants in the case of the Afghan girl, Sahar Gul, have appealed the judgment. They had burned her scalp, pulled out some of her nails and twisted the skin on her ear and nose with pliers. On Tuesday, the court in Kabul sentenced her mother-in-law, father-in-law and sister-in-law to 10 years, said her lawyer, Mushtari Daqiq. Sahar Gul was present in court for the minute hearing.
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A prostitute is a person, most of the time a woman, who has sex with people for money. Prostitution is sometimes called the "world's oldest profession". There are written records of it in almost every culture and society. In many countries it is a crime. In some places it is the customers who get arrested.
Afghan girl tortured for refusing to become a prostitute
A year-old Afghan girl who was severely tortured for months by her in-laws to force her into prostitution will be sent to India for medical treatment, an Afghan official has said. Sahar Gul's mother-in-law and sister-in-law have been arrested and her husband is being sought, said interior ministry spokesman Sediq Sediqi on Monday. The case has shocked Afghans, though rights activists say serious abuses against women and girls in the conservative society are common. President Hamid Karzai has said that whoever used violence against Gul will be punished. According to officials in north-eastern Baghlan province, Gul's in-laws kept her in a basement for six months, ripped her fingernails out, tortured her with hot irons and broke her fingers.
Black scabs crusted her fingertips where her nails used to be. Police freed her after her uncle called authorities. The horrific images, captured by television news cameras last week, transfixed Afghanistan and set off a storm of condemnation. President Hamid Karzai set up a commission to investigate, and his health minister visited her bedside.