Afghan Husband and Wife have been married for six years.
Wife is now twenty years old.
Husband and Wife got into an argument related to Husband becoming engaged to his intended second wife … a child of 6 or 7 years of age.
Husband reportedly flew into a rage and hacked Wife’s nose off with a knife.
Wife lost a lot of blood and was in critical condition. Surgical repair of her face was beyond the abilities of the local plastic surgeons. Wife hopes to be able to travel abroad for cosmetic surgery.
This is allegedly just the most recent abuse Wife has endured at the hands of Husband and his family.
Afghanistan reportedly has one of the worst records of violence against women, despite enormous expenditures by the US to shore up their legal system.
Read more in this New York Times article: Afghan Woman’s Nose Is Cut Off by Her Husband, Officials Say .