Healthcare, Maternal Mortality and Sexual Violence: Afghanistan Self-Immoliation: 17_LA_Burned

Mariam, left, the mother of Najiba, 13, looks on as nurse Zaidullah Zia, 27, changes najiba's bandages in the burn center of the Herat Regional Hospital in Herat, Afghanistan, August 3, 2010.  Najiba, who has been married six months, claimed her mother-in-law doused her with gasoline and set her on fire, though her mother, and other nurses in the hospital, were skeptical of her story, and suspected she might have burned herself in an attempted suicide. Najiba's body was 85% burned, and died at 2am on the 5th August.

Mariam, left, the mother of Najiba, 13, looks on as nurse Zaidullah Zia, 27, changes najiba's bandages in the burn center of the Herat Regional Hospital in Herat, Afghanistan, August 3, 2010. Najiba, who has been married six months, claimed her mother-in-law doused her with gasoline and set her on fire, though her mother, and other nurses in the hospital, were skeptical of her story, and suspected she might have burned herself in an attempted suicide. Najiba's body was 85% burned, and died at 2am on the 5th August.