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    9 Year Old Bomb Plot Girl Tells Her Story

    THE NINE-YEAR-OLD girl who was detained in Afghanistan wearing a suicide vest has told her story in her own words.

    Spozhmai, who is currently in the protective custody of the government, told her story to the BBC World Service .



    One evening her brother took her outside and told her to put on a vest.
    "He showed me how to operate it, and I said: 'I can't - what if it doesn't work?' And he said: 'It will, don't worry.'
    "I was scared and he took the vest back from me and he hit me hard, and I felt scared. Then [he gave me back the vest and] left me near the checkpoint where he said I had to operate it.
    "I realised it was a suicide vest because it was heavier than a normal one."
    Spozhmai said her brother told her she would not die if she operated the vest, but she knew this was not true.
    She was left to sleep in the desert near the checkpoint. In the morning a man from the checkpoint found her and told her she needed to talk to his commander.
    "When I told the commander my story he told me to go back home and I said: 'No, they beat me there and I am not treated well.'
    "He said: 'OK, well if you're not going home then we have to take you to the provincial capital.' That's when they brought me [to Lashkar Gah and] I spoke to another commander, the senior commander, and that's how I come to be here.
    "Even if the government says it will guarantee my safety I am not going back - the same thing will happen again. They told me: 'If you don't do it this time, we will make you do it again'."
    Her father came to Lashkar Gah and tried to take her home with him but she refused.

    Afghanistan bomb plot girl tells her story | News.com.au

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    One evening her brother took her outside and told her to put on a vest.
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    Her father came to Lashkar Gah and tried to take her home with him but she refused.
    Nice the way they treat the ladies of the family out there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Necron99
    When I told the commander my story he told me to go back home
    Problem solved. Wonder if the thought of arresting the brother ever came to the dumb bastards mind.

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    Sad story. Watched it on the BBC last night.

    Most western kids just have to fret about what they're getting for Christmas. What a contrast with this poor girl. Hope they can find her some decent foster parents but I wouldn't bet on it in a country where women aspire to be second class citizens instead of something lower down the scale where they are now.

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