Monday, March 09, 2009

Iraq's Unspeakable Crime: Mothers Pimping Daughters

'... a place where nefarious female pimps hold sway, where impoverished mothers sell their teenage daughters into a sex market that believes females who reach the age of 20 are too old to fetch a good price. The youngest victims, some just 11 and 12, are sold for as much as $30,000, others for as little as $2,000. "The buying and selling of girls in Iraq, it's like the trade in cattle," Hinda says. "I've seen mothers haggle with agents over the price of their daughters." '.

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1 comment:

saedah said...

It happened in Afghanistan too. Have you watched the film, Osama? It's not about Osama actually. Just a desperate gimmick for attention at film festivals.
If you watch, prepare a box of tissue. :)