Photo by: Jawed Basharat

Sahar Gul, 15, is carried into hospital Dec. 28, 2011, in Baghlan north of Kabul, Afghanistan. According to officials in northeastern Baghlan province, Gul's in-laws kept her in a basement for six months, ripped her fingernails out, tortured her with hot irons and broke her fingers — all in an attempt to force her into prostitution. (Associated Press)