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US News They Killed Their Husbands. Now in Prison, They Feel Free.

13:40  27 february  2020
13:40  27 february  2020 Source:   msn.com

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a group of people in a garden: The prison is located in the northeast sector of Herat city in western Afghanistan. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times The prison is located in the northeast sector of Herat city in western Afghanistan. The 15-foot walls that surround the Herat Women’s Prison are common to government properties in Afghani­stan, as is the corrugated-metal gate, which is guarded by security personnel day and night. The concertina wire that encircles the walls gives the compound a cagelike feeling, but the barriers are meant to keep intruders from getting in as much as they are intended to keep inmates from getting out.

One hundred nineteen inmates and their 32 children live behind the robin’s-egg blue walls of the prison, located in the northeast sector of Herat city in western Afghanistan, just off the main road. First opened in the 1990s, before the Taliban took power, the facility is now run by the provincial government with some support from local nongovernmental organizations. At least half the women in Afghan prisons have been charged with so-called moral crimes like drug use, running away from home and sex outside of marriage — including in the case of rape, evidence of which may be uncovered through forced virginity tests. Despite pressure from Western governments and human rights groups to change these laws, such offenses continue to be recognized as serious crimes under Afghani­stan’s Constitution.

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After their husbands decided to cooperate with U.S. authorities to help capture El Chapo and other high-ranking He was not okay with them cooperating and went back to Mexico—and he got killed . It was so surreal. But they felt so free —sitting there in prison . They felt like they ’d escaped the life.

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a group of people sitting around a table: During Ramadan, the inmates at Herat Women’s Prison break their fast together. They share the meal in their rooms, which they have decorated; every year, a council is chosen by prisoners and staff members that decides the paint color and pattern. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times During Ramadan, the inmates at Herat Women’s Prison break their fast together. They share the meal in their rooms, which they have decorated; every year, a council is chosen by prisoners and staff members that decides the paint color and pattern.

In Herat Women’s Prison, as many as 20 women have been charged with and in some cases found guilty of murdering their husbands. Many have similar stories: As teenage girls, their families forced them into marriages with much older men who were known criminals, insurgents, drug addicts or all of the above. The girls were subjected to physical and verbal abuse with no access to money, no legal protection and no means of initiating divorce proceedings. There is little legal consequence for violence against women — in a country where nearly 90 percent of them will experience some form of domestic abuse in their lifetime, according to a 2008 study by the United States Institute of Peace.

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In 2019, Kiana Hayeri, an Iranian-Canadian photographer based in Afghanistan, visited Herat Women’s Prison. The images she captured there stand in stark contrast to the essentializing portraits of the women in blue burqas common in Western news coverage of Afghanistan. Having spent years photographing women who had endured abuse but chose to stay with their husbands, Hayeri wanted to understand how far someone could be pushed before she did something to protect herself.

She found that many of these women’s lives were dominated by fear, but years of physical and verbal abuse had transformed that fear into anger. They were so tired of being afraid that their instinct to survive drove them to kill. By the time Hayeri met them, imprisoned and facing lengthy sentences, they had become different people entirely. “All these women were full of emotions, resilience, life and most importantly hope,” Hayeri says.

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a group of people standing in front of a fence: Two inmates retrieve a volleyball that got stuck in some barbed wire during a game in the prison courtyard. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times Two inmates retrieve a volleyball that got stuck in some barbed wire during a game in the prison courtyard.

Behind bars, they have found a semblance of peace — or at least a place less violent than the one they killed to escape. The prison grounds are a quiet world of cement walkways, courtyards carpeted in artificial turf and overgrown gardens of trees and weeds. Barefoot children play on what remains of a playground. Mothers watch as their sons and daughters play and grow, as if this were a backyard in any ordinary neighborhood.

a group of people looking at a cell phone: The inmates practicing hairstyling on a guard at a weekly cosmetic workshop. They learn different trades and are paid small stipends for work like tailoring and babysitting. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times The inmates practicing hairstyling on a guard at a weekly cosmetic workshop. They learn different trades and are paid small stipends for work like tailoring and babysitting.

The inmates’ lives are confined to a pair of buildings. Inside each are big rooms lined with bunk beds covered with brightly patterned blankets. Bedsheets hang in the doorways as decoration and to keep out the dust. Daylight hours are spent mostly outdoors, where laundry hangs to dry from pine boughs and inmates chat casually with one another as they scrub aluminum cooking pots and stainless-steel tea thermoses. Those not on cooking or cleaning duty can usually be found lounging across felt-carpeted floors, watching soap operas or doing needlework.

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a group of people on a sidewalk near a fence: Many of the female guards bring their children to work and pay the prisoners to care for them while they’re on duty. On visitation days, the guards gather by the front gate and share breakfast as they search visitors. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times Many of the female guards bring their children to work and pay the prisoners to care for them while they’re on duty. On visitation days, the guards gather by the front gate and share breakfast as they search visitors. Other women’s prisons in Afghanistan have fallen under scrutiny for sexual harassment and assault, a lack of access to female medical providers and poor construction and upkeep, leading to dangerous living conditions, but the Herat facility, which is run and staffed by women, has become a kind of refuge for the prisoners. Despite the overcrowding, many inmates told Hayeri that they felt freer in prison than they had in their marriages.

Among the incarcerated is Parisa, 20, who arrived at the prison in 2018. She was married for about five years, during which time she was repeatedly beaten and stabbed by her husband. She said he would tie her up and beat her hands and feet with a thick piece of wood. At one point, she said, he even tried to sell her kidney, going as far as finding a buyer and then taking her to the hospital to get a blood test. “When they determined that my kidney was not a match, he beat me,” she said. Her husband threatened to kill her parents if she filed for a divorce. “I would pray for my death,” she said. “I would say, ‘God, either kill me or him.’ ”

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a person sitting on a bed: The prison is home to 119 inmates and 32 children. Most children are sent to live with relatives or transferred to orphanages upon turning 5, so they can go to school. Mahtab, 4, was born and raised inside the prison. She has never left. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times The prison is home to 119 inmates and 32 children. Most children are sent to live with relatives or transferred to orphanages upon turning 5, so they can go to school. Mahtab, 4, was born and raised inside the prison. She has never left. Parisa went to her in-laws for protection, but they had little influence over their son. One night, she locked herself in a room in which she found her husband’s rifle and loaded it. She says she fired a shot through the door after her husband started screaming on the other side. The bullet struck him in the chest, and he died minutes later. Police took Parisa into custody, and after a brief investigation, she was tried, convicted and sentenced to 16 years in prison. Her 1-year-old daughter, Fatima, and her 3-year-old son, Mohammad Irfan, were incarcerated with her. “I accept this imprisonment,” Parisa says. “I was not able to live another day with him, so this is what happened to me.”

a group of people standing in a room: The inmates take turns watching one another’s children and the children of the guards. Foroozan, 41, entertains some of them by blowing bubbles. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times The inmates take turns watching one another’s children and the children of the guards. Foroozan, 41, entertains some of them by blowing bubbles. Another prisoner, Fatima, 39, told Hayeri that she was married off to her cousin and bore him five children, the first when she was 13. He was a violent man, prone to punching Fatima in the head; once, he even shot her. “Even your bones cannot leave this house,” he would say when she begged him to stop. On several occasions, she tried to kill herself in halfhearted ways, eating food that had gone bad or exposing herself to cold weather. In the end, she choked her husband to death in his sleep. The court sentenced her to 20 years in prison. She has already served eight.

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In 2009, the Afghan government passed the Elimination of Violence Against Women law. Legislated with the help of local organizations and international partners, it was the first to establish protections for Afghan women against child marriage, forced marriage and 20 other acts of violence — but only on paper. Like so many other Western-backed initiatives in Afghanistan, the law’s greatest feat was creating the illusion of progress.

a woman sitting on a bench: Guards inspecting a sheep’s head brought to the prison by one of Fatima’s relatives for the meal eaten during Ramadan after sunset to break the fast. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times Guards inspecting a sheep’s head brought to the prison by one of Fatima’s relatives for the meal eaten during Ramadan after sunset to break the fast. Natasha Latiff, a lawyer who has represented defendants accused of killing their husbands, says the assertion of control over women by men is considered a cultural norm of masculinity. Men are often forgiven for crimes of violence against their spouses, so long as they’re still seen as providing for their families. In the years after the law’s implementation, the United Nations has continued to find that most acts of violence against women, including sex trafficking, rape and forced suicide, never make it into a courtroom. Instead they are mediated by local elders or by the police — usually against the women’s will, and against their interests. This applies even in the case of murder: The United Nations found in 2018 that just 18 percent of documented murders of women in Afghanistan led to legal action against the perpetrator.

According to a local saying, “A woman enters her husband’s house wearing white and leaves his house wearing white,” referring to the shroud that wraps the dead before burial. That very well could have been the fate of some of the women in Hayeri’s photographs. Instead, they left in handcuffs.

Parisa, 20

a person standing in front of a mirror: Parisa bathing her 1-year-old daughter, Fatima. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times Parisa bathing her 1-year-old daughter, Fatima.   They Killed Their Husbands. Now in Prison, They Feel Free. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times

Nahid, 35

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a man and a woman standing in front of a curtain © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times a pair of feet standing on a cutting board © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times

Nafas, 20

a person wearing a costume: Nafas watching the baby of one of the prison guards. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times Nafas watching the baby of one of the prison guards.

Foroozan, 41

a person standing in front of a building: Foroozan and other female inmates play volleyball in the small court yard of the prison. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times Foroozan and other female inmates play volleyball in the small court yard of the prison. After a volleyball game, Foroozan, second from right, and another inmate do a little twirling in the courtyard of the prison. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times After a volleyball game, Foroozan, second from right, and another inmate do a little twirling in the courtyard of the prison.

Fatima, 39

  They Killed Their Husbands. Now in Prison, They Feel Free. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times

a group of people sitting at a zoo: Fatima washing her clothes on the side of the prison’s small courtyard. © Kiana Hayeri for The New York Times Fatima washing her clothes on the side of the prison’s small courtyard.

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Kiana Hayeri is an Iranian-Canadian photographer and a senior TED fellow. She is a regular contributor to The New York Times from Afghanistan, where she has been based since 2014. May Jeong is a fellow at the Type Media Center and a contributing writer for Vanity Fair magazine. This is her first article for the magazine.

Reporting by Kiana Hayeri.

Alabama executes man as accomplice in 2004 police murders .
Nathaniel Woods was put to death amid a storm of appeals and protests from supporters who noted that Woods did not actually kill the officers.Nathaniel Woods, 43, was pronounced dead at 9:01 p.m. CT after an execution that lasted 15 minutes. He had no final words.

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