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Pul-i-Charkhi Prison

Pul-i-Charkhi Prison was the prison to which Parvana’s father was taken when he was arrested. Parvana and her mother walked to this prison where they demanded that Father be returned to them. They made enough noise that the guards noticed them. However, instead of getting Father back, the women were beaten and forced to leave.

The Sports Stadium

Parvana and Shauzia went to the sports stadium believing there was about to be a soccer game played. Instead of a soccer game, Parvana and Shauzia witnessed the Taliban doling out their form of justice by cutting off the hands of condemned thieves.

Kabul

Kabul was the Afghan city in which Parvana and her family lived most of their lives. During the twenty years that war had raged, the family had seen the city change from a vibrant metropolis where they lived in a large house with a...

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