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Afghan women burn themselves to escape

The plight of women in Afghanistan under Islamic law is so great, even after the fall of the Taliban, that women increasingly commit suicide to escape Islamic oppression. They even set themselves on fire. BBC, Afghan women seek death by fire:
Increasing numbers of Afghan women are committing suicide by setting fire to themselves to escape difficult lives, according to NGOs based in the country.

They say women forced into marriage or suffering chronic abuse are killing themselves out of desperation.

Although estimates are difficult to calculate, one group says cases of self-immolation in the capital have doubled since last year.

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