A 9-year-old Afghan girl whose brother gave her a suicide vest with instructions to operate it at a checkpoint has refused to return home, telling her father, “No, I will kill myself rather than go with you,” according to BBC News.
Spozhmai, who is now in the government’s custody, said that she was treated like a slave at her house and that “I didn’t go to school because they didn’t let me. I can’t read a word, I can’t pronounce anything. It’s because I wasn’t taught - nobody taught me how… of course I want to go to school.”
Read more from this courageous and inspiring young girl in her own words.