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Tuesday, December 29, 2009

AFGANISTAN - Women choose suicide by self-immolation


Death by self-immolation is the most painful of all methods of suicide, but Muslim women choose it rather than staying in abusive marriages.

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


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