Burned Alive: A Survivor of an "Honor Killing" Speaks Out

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When Souad was seventeen she fell in love. In her West Bank village, as in so many others, sex before marriage is considered a grave dishonor to one's family and is punishable by death. This was her crime. Her brother-in-law was given the task of meting out her punishment. One morning while Souad was washing the family's clothes, he poured gasoline over her and set her on fire. Miraculously, she survived, rescued by women of her village, who put out the flames and took her to a local hospital. Horribly burned over seventy ...

Burned Alive: A Survivor of an "Honor Killing" Speaks Out 2005, Warner Books (NY), New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780446694872

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