(Photo: TIME magazine via Rock Center)
Three years after her photograph appeared on the cover of TIME magazine and became a symbol for oppressed women in Afghanistan, Aesha Mohammadzai has made incredible strides recovering from the night when her father-in-law, husband and in-laws cut off her nose and parts of her ears.
Editor’s Note: Watch Ann Curry’s full interview with Aesha Friday, June 14 at 10pm/9c on NBC’s Rock Center with Brian Williams
Six months ago, The Center for Investigative Reporting took an in-depth look at the oppression and intimidation of Afghan women.
The documentary takes viewers inside women’s prisons in Kabul and Mazar-e-Sharif where a majority of Afghan women have committed no other crime than being in love with the wrong man – or running away from abusive husbands. Watch “Prisoners of Tradition”: http://ow.ly/m3rMB