Healthcare, Maternal Mortality and Sexual Violence: Afghanistan Self-Immoliation: 18_LA_Burned

Najiba, 13, who has been married 6 months, screams in pain as nurse Zaidullah Zia, 27, changes her bandages in the burn center of the Herat Regional Hospital in Herat, Afghanistan, August 3, 2010.  Najiba 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.

Najiba, 13, who has been married 6 months, screams in pain as nurse Zaidullah Zia, 27, changes her bandages in the burn center of the Herat Regional Hospital in Herat, Afghanistan, August 3, 2010. Najiba 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.