A young women has burned herself to protest about her condition. She is not willing to tell her story in details, but so far, she complains about her relationship with her step mother. She is currently being treated at the Herat Hospital in the burned department, suffering of deep burns and a begining of septicaemia. Doctors do not have much hope for her life expectency. Shahima, 25, set herself on fire twenty days ago. She has just arrived to the hospital but was first healed at her home, in Apushtu Zargham, 25 km away from Herat. " I was unhappy with my husband's family. There was nothing to make me happy in my life. He was nice to me, but his mother and sisters, with whom we live, punished me all the time." She has been married for 3 years. Her husband was a teacher but quit his job because his salary wasn't enough to sustain the family. Shahima's family w
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