July 13, 2017

Teenage Muslim bride kills herself after husband refuses to accept results of multiple “virginity tests”

StaffRebel Columnist

A 24-year-old man is now in custody in Tajikistan for allegedly driving his teen wife to kill herself.

Dailywire reports that 18-year-old Rajabbi Khurshed killed herself after her husband, Zafar Pirov, refused to accept the results of multiple virginity tests and demanded a second wife.

Khurshed was forced into the arranged marriage with a man she had never met before. Radio Free Europe reports, “The Tajik state obliged Khurshed to undergo a prenuptial medical exam, which in her case included a virginity test that while technically optional is routinely demanded of young women by either or both families.”

The girl's mother, Fazila Mirzoeva, said her daughter was a victim of “slander and violence”. The teen never had an intimate relationship and had a doctor's certificate to prove she was a virgin.

Pirov defended himself, insisting that his wife was not a virgin on their wedding night, no matter what documents said.

Only 40 days after the wedding, Khurshed dropped out of school to help her parents look after two disabled brothers. But because of enormous pressure from her husband, she drank what Tajik authorities say was a fatal dose of vinegar.

Her family says the girl “couldn't take it any longer”.

Pirov could face up to eight years in prison.

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commented 2017-07-14 14:25:47 -0400
Ron Joseph: I know what you mean and I too am angry and frustrated, but in this case the woman was probably forced to drink her last cocktail. She could have been, and it sounds like it, as much a prisoner as kidnapped women. We still need to keep this in perspective and direct our comments to those who are deserving of it.
commented 2017-07-14 01:47:38 -0400
Jan G.—-These invaders have killed over 200 thousand innocent people since 9/11, so it gets a little frustrating to be always nice when talking about them.
commented 2017-07-14 01:33:51 -0400
The future husband had such a tiny penis that he could not tell she was a virgin.
commented 2017-07-13 19:58:02 -0400
Multiple virginity tests…disgraceful and backward. This poor girl didn’t stand a chance!
commented 2017-07-13 18:47:11 -0400
Keith Barnes:
That is neither nice nor is it acceptable. The Rebel contributors don’t need to be insulting and disrespectful; leave that to the other side.
This poor woman was a victim and did not deserve to die. Her husband is to be judged for what he did to her, not her.
commented 2017-07-13 18:21:06 -0400
What a backward culture. Why do supposed “Progressives” support this vile culture?
commented 2017-07-13 18:19:05 -0400
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 33,681 Attacks, 217,334 Killed, 298,547 Injured that we know of
commented 2017-07-13 15:52:50 -0400
Look at the bright side, It’s one less.