From Human Rights Watch’s report “I Had to Run Away”
Shayla is a 25-year-old Afghani woman. Her husband informed her that he didn’t want a divorce, but was going to marry another woman. Shayla decided to run away from him, which is a punishable crime in Afghanistan on the grounds that it can lead to adultery and prostitution. Shayla was arrested and served one year in prison. She wants a divorce from her husband, but hesitates at the possibility of losing her son to her in-laws.
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