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Afghani Girl: Married at Age 6, Redeemed by U.S.Human Rights Lawyer

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After being sold by her father to pay off a debt incurred by her mother's illness, Nagma was sold to a 19 year-old in marriage. After finding out about the case, U.S. rights groups contacted American Lawyer Kimberly Motley who has been working in Afghanistan for the past five years. Motley was able to raise funds to redeem Nagma and, with the blessings of Nagma's parents, now intends to put Nagma and her brother into Afghanistan's National Institute of Music, a school that takes orphans and underprivileged children.

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Meira Svirsky

Meira Svirsky is the editor of ClarionProject.org