Afghan beat baby ‘because she’s a girl’


A 30-year-old Afghan man has been sentenced by a Milan court to three years and 8 months in jail for “slapping” his daughter when she was just over a year old.

He reportedly beat her because she is a female and not a male as he wanted. He also subjected his wife – who he married when she was 15 in Pakistan – to violence, including by kicking, punching, belting and raping her. The woman and her daughter are now in the care of social services.

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