When 18-year-old Bibi Aisha was caught trying to escape an abusive marriage, her Taliban husband and father-in-law cut off her nose and ears and left her to die. Rescued by the U.S. military, she later appeared on the cover of Time magazine.
2010: Bibi Aisha, an 18-year-old woman from Oruzgan province in Afghanistan, fled back to her family home from her husband’s house, complaining of violent treatment. The Taliban arrived one night, demanding Bibi be handed over to face justice. After a Taliban commander pronounced his verdict, Bibi’s brother-in-law held her down and her husband sliced off her ears and then cut off her nose. Bibi was abandoned, but later rescued by aid workers and the U.S. military. (By Jodi Bieber)
Bibi Aisha in 2014 post reconstructive surgery! Her mutilated face appeared on the cover of Time magazine in 2010.... Aisha's father promised her to a Taliban fighter when she was 12 years old. She was married at 14 and subjected to abuse. At 18 she fled the abuse but was caught by police, jailed, and returned to her father, who returned her to her in-laws. They cut off her nose, ears, & left her to die.
Bibi Aisha born Aisha Mohammadzai, legal name in the United States: Aesha Mohammadzai, is an Afghan woman whose mutilated face appeared on the cover of Time magazine in summer 2010. Early in life Aisha suffered losing her mother and was forced into marriage as a teenager. In a practice known as baad, Aisha's father promised her to a Taliban fighter when she was 12 years old as compensation for a killing that a member of her family had committed. She was married at 14 and subjected to abuse…
The case of Bibi Aisha, the young girl who graced the cover of TIME Magazine after her nose and ears were cut off, has been dropped. The only arrested suspect, Aisha's father-in-law, was released in Afghanistan, according to government officials.
National Geographic, 1985 Steve McCurry shot photo of young woman at a refugee camp in Pakistan for a story on "Along Afganistan's War-Torn Frontier." In 2002, McCurry and National Geographic returned to Pakistan to find the woman, which they did. The woman's name is Sharbat Gula. My FAVORITE picture of all time....haunting!