Iraqi Mother Locks Up and Beats Daughter, Wants Her to Remain a Virgin

The teenager's troubles started when she was spotted talking to a boy

By on November 8th, 2012 13:45 GMT

Iraqi-born Yusra Farhan, a resident of Phoenix, Arizona, has been tried for locking up and administering a gruesome beating to her teenage daughter, all to preserve her chastity.

After making a deal with the prosecution for a plea on charges of unlawful imprisonment, Yusra Farhan is out of jail since Tuesday, November 6, having been sentenced to two years of probation, the Inquisitr writes.

The entire family participated in the punishment of 19-year-old Aiya Altameemi, in her home in Phoenix, in February.

The teenager was spotted talking to a boy in school, while leaving classes. She was confronted by her father and sister Tabarak, for breaking well-known rules of conduct for Muslim girls.

He hit her, while the mother and younger sister tied her to a bed, and secured the rope knots with a padlock. A violent assault followed, while she was immobilized.

Yusra Farhan felt she had the right to discipline her daughter following her misconduct, a right given to her by Muslim law and Iraqi culture.

“[Aiya] was speaking to a male subject and her Iraq culture states a female is not allowed to be having contact with males because females are not allowed to have boyfriends,” the mother said, in her testimony.

Father Mohammed Altameemi has also received two years of probation for his actions, in charges of disorderly conduct, while sister Tabarak got two years probation for assault.

Court records revealed the family punished the girl because they felt threatened by the possibility that her honor was tainted.

Young Aiya defended them in court, even telling school officials they were after her best interest, and that “her family is trying to protect her and they want her to be a virgin for an arranged marriage.”

Just this week, Pakistani father Mohammad Zafar saw his 15-year-old daughter talking to a boy, and violently attacked the girl before pouring acid on her. 70 percent burns on her body led to Anvu Sha's untimely death.
Iraqi-born Yusra Farhan has been tried for locking  up and administering a gruesome beating to her teenage daughter
   Iraqi-born Yusra Farhan has been tried for locking up and administering a gruesome beating to her teenage daughter
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